Beginning at age six in Charlevoix, Michigan my passion began for fishing with my Grandfather. Heading out on his 26’ Sea Ray for perch or Salmon was a favorite past time of his. From the time I put my first crawler on the hook until the first perch was landed my heart was racing with excitement.
I still have the same feeling of excitement with each fish that I catch today!
As many years have passed since that first catch I have grown to love the sport even more.
I spent 12 years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan developing walleye skills on the St. Mary’s River. After competing in grass roots tournaments for many years I decided to take it to the next level. During late summer of 2008 I began reaching out to find the right Professional Tournament Circuit for me.
Professional Tournament angling along with promoting and marketing within the fishing industry is where I found my strengths.
From 2009 thru 2012 I competed in every AIM Pro Walleye Series Tournament.
I have also fished the MWC and FLW circuits and for the 2013, 2014 and currently fish the National Walleye Circuit.
Over the last decade I have spent my free time volunteering for many charitable organizations such as The Make A Wish Foundation, Fishing Has No Boundaries, Walleyes for Tomorrow, and the NPAA Youth Clinics.
My journey in the public eye of the Outdoor Industry has given me a chance to make thousands of positive impressions.
The future of angling lies in our hands. I plan to continue marketing and promoting for those companies I have formed a strong relationship with and look forward to new partnerships.
Other Award Include:
2010 - Dave Anderson Sportsman of the Year Award.
2012 - Highest placing female in a Pro-AM Walleye Tournament "Bay Mills CAN-AM AIM Pro Walleye Series" June 2012
2012- Angler of the Year - The first woman to win Angler of the Year in any species competing in the Pro-Am format against all males.
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