I grew up in Alaska hunting and fishing and spending as much time as possible in the outdoors. I moved to the lower 48 to attend the University of Washington (Go Huskies). To offset school expenses, I worked in the burgeoning restaurant industry working up to Chef status. I have opened two restaurants, and one is still a thriving business.
I then followed my interest and passion for wine into a career that spanned all three tiers of the industry as a retailer, wholesaler, and importer. I live in Portland with his wife and two awesome kiddos, and continue to spend lots of time in the great outdoors discovering the Pacific Northwest. I enjoy fishing and digging up mushrooms with my family on Mt. Hood, or just camping at the beach.