- Avid hunter, fisherman, trapper & former fishing guide.
- Graduate of the University of South Dakota.
- Member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA).
- Member The Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers (AGLOW).
- Retired Editor, Sioux City Journal, Outdoor Writer, Sioux City Journal, The Outdoorsmen Magazine & Siouxland Outdoors.
- 2016 Inductee into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame
- Contributing Writer to Mid-West Game & Fish.
- Seminar speaker at Boat, Sport & Travel Shows
- Co-Host of Outdoorsmen Adventures Television
- Jiffy Ice Augers