I grew up hunting the pheasant ﬁelds and
ﬁshing the plentiful lakes of Wisconsin with my father. I picked up a bow during my
Senior year in college and for the past 20 years, Iʼve been pursuing my passion for
bowhunting. I hold a special place in my heart for Midwest whitetails, but Iʼve also bow hunted
elk, antelope, mule deer, bear, turkey,
African eland, hartebeest, blesbok and
ostrich. From elk and deer to all types of upland birds and waterfowl, I also enjoy riﬂe and
shotgun hunting. I was also introduced to bowfishing in 2009 and have
since been blessed to bowfish everything from carp and catfish in Wisconsin to
gators and sting rays in Florida and Louisianna.
Fishing comes in at a close second when it
comes to my passions. From ﬂoat plane trips into the Canadian bush in search of
monster pike and walleye, to ﬂy ﬁshing under Montanaʼs Big Sky, I never pass down an
opportunity to wet a line. Top water bass ﬁshing is another favorite of mine and this
past year I had the amazing opportunity of
tiger ﬁshing on the Crocodile River in
When Iʼm not in the woods or on the water,
Iʼm designing skulls for art galleries and retail stores across the country. In 2007 I
launched my website www.paintedskulls.com where you can see various designs from
painted and beaded to pheasant feathered skulls. From antelope to zebra and
every skull in between, I love bringing the outdoors into my artwork.
I also do custom
designs for clients and itʼs so fun to hear the exciting
story behind every hunt or adventure.
Iʼm currently hosting my own hunting and
ﬁshing show called SKULL BOUND which features a strong conservation message on
every episode. From bowhunting Africa to ﬂy ﬁshing under the Big Sky, our show is
aimed at encouraging viewers to partake in our countryʼs heritage of hunting, ﬁshing and
enjoying the great outdoors. Conservation is another one of my passions and Iʼm currently
a member of Safari Club International,
Pheasants Forever, National Wild Turkey
Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Sportsman For
Wildlife, and Trout Unlimited.
I often donate skulls for their annual fund raisers
and banquets which gives me the opportunity to see the money raised go right back into
conservation. Itʼs my goal that our show SKULL BOUND portray the undeniable fact that
hunters are true animal lovers, stewards of the land and passionate about
protecting and conserving our countryʼs wildlife and habitat.
Iʼve been freelance writing for
hunting websites and magazines since 2005 and my articles have appeared in Bowhunter
Magazine, Predator Xtreme, Texas Bowhunter's Journal, Turkey Country, Rack
Magazine, Petersen's Bowhunting, CNN.com, Focus In The Wild and a variety of
other outdoor blogs. Iʼm a contributing writer for Womenhunters.com
as well as Bowhunting.net and The Sportsman Channel
blog. I also Prostaff and am sponsored by Nosler, Kryptek, Vortex Optics, Tenzing Outdoors, Polaris, OnXmaps, Mathews, AMS Bowfishing, Smith Elite, Womenhunters.com, OnXmaps, Trophy Takers, and Les Schwab.