I’m born in south Louisiana where I grew up with a passion for waterfowl hunting at a very young age which led to my involvement in waterfowl taxidermy at age 13. My taxidermy started out as a part-time job/hobby while eventually getting a job as a full-time CNC machinest. As I grew older my love for waterfowl hunting took a backseat once I got introduced into archery hunting. My taxidermy work grew from it paying for my archery addiction of chasing various species all over the west and Canada to becoming my full-time job. In 2013 I decided to move from Louisiana to SW Mississippi which is where I reside now with my beautiful wife Ashton. I own and operate Wing it Waterfowl which consist of a waterfowl only shop. I’ve been fortunate to compete at numerous state level and national taxidermy conventions. Some of my past awards have been: state champion waterfowl in Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, and southern regional champion numerous times at these shows. My biggest accomplishment to date is winning national champion waterfowl in 2008.
Taxidermy will always be a big part of my life but this leads me into what I live for now, which is bowhunting. I had the chance to bowhunt numerous states in the Midwest for whitetail but bowhunting western game is truly my passion. From chasing mountain goats above timberline to antelope in the sage I love it all! I’m pretty goal-oriented which has led me to trying to complete my archery super 10 and my deer slam which consist of 5 species of deer. I’ve been lucky enough to arrow 9 of the 10 I’m chasing.
Elk, moose, antelope, musk ox, mountain goat, mountain lion, black bear, caribou, and deer leaving me with a Dall sheep to finish off my super 10. Sheep are booked for next year in Canada. Hopefully, I can finish my deer slam soon as I have whitetail, mule deer, and Columbian blacktail deer. Sitka blacktail deer on Kodiak Island Alaska is booked for next year just leaving me with a coues deer to finish it as well. God willing I can keep hiking the mountains and live life 1 arrow at a time!