Q: What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you go hunting?
A: Coffee...never mind. I am ready to roll. Wait...do I want coffee?
Q: Where is your favorite place to hunt?
A: Anywhere there are big mountains and wild animals.
Q: If you could do anything better, what would it be?
A: I feel like I could always be better at shooting a bow, both traditional or compound. No matter how much I practice or how good I think I might be, I always strive to be better. Nothing is more important than making that perfect shot.
Q: Who are your heroes?
A: My heroes are the people in my family: my parents, brothers, and grandparents. They are shining examples of hard work, generosity, and unwavering character that is rare in this world. Their excellence in everything pushes me to live the same. I admire them and look up to them for that.
Q: If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?
A: I love to be around people, but I also really love to be alone. It is a hard balance to figure out.
Q: What sound or noise do you love?
A: The sound of a bugling elk in September.
Q: What would be your day job if you weren’t doing what you are currently doing?
A: Something outside and seasonal...wildland firefighter. Who knows. I would probably have a bunch of random jobs and travel around to find different seasonal work. It is hard to think of doing anything other than what I am doing because I have worked so hard and chased what has always been my dream. I don’t really know what other path I could have taken.