I was born in Williams Lake, Canada and moved to the United States as a child. I spent my youth fishing all along the rivers of America’s North West.
When I was 18 I joined the United States Air Force (USAF). The USAF is what ultimately brought me to Alaska after being stationed in the Middle East. I am a female Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. In my career I served with some of the most remarkable men and women that our nation has the privilege to call the United States Military.
Most say that I am full of energy but the truth of the matter is… I just love to fish. I love all aspects of fishing from tying my own flies to building the best fly rods at affordable prices for anglers.
I hold my Coast Guard Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel (OUPV or a.k.a Six Pack) license; am First Aid and CPR certified. I am a licensed fishing guide in the State of Alaska. I own and operate, Wild On the Fly – Custom Fresh and Saltwater Fly rods.
I am a graduate of the Sweetwater Travel Guide School. I am proficient in jet boat operations; streamside jet boat maintenance; drift boat operations; fly tying; fly casting and all aspects of freshwater fly fishing. I have several hours of training and certification in each of these fields of study.
When I moved to Alaska it didn’t take long before I began to extensively explore the South Peninsula and discover that some of the most die-hard anglers reside in the Last Frontier. If you’re wondering why Alaska is such a remarkable fishing destination all it takes is one trip to the Last Frontier to understand.
Alaska not only provides the largest outdoor playground in the United States, it is also a state whose residents abound with passion for the great outdoors. Amongst them are also some of the most compassionate, caring and considerate people and organizations.
I am honored and humbled to be a small part of two such organizations, Project Healing Waters and Women Listen.