Kansas is known for the classic Midwestern outdoor adventures that keep grown men awake at night. Southeast Kansas is where I hang my hat and it is the gateway for the Southern United States to enter the state. I currently live in rural Montgomery County and spend much of my time in the community of Independence. As a small child, a lot more time was spent in the Southern part of the Flint Hills. Later my family moved further East into the Wooded Hills region of Kansas. Pittsburg State was a home away from home as I pursued a career in education. Eight years were dedicated to teaching and six of those were spent in a 7th-grade science class. There were many rewarding moments, but always a part of me wanted to be outside! If time and money were not a part of the equation, I would spend my days fishing, hunting, and planting food plots. Deer and turkeys occupy way more real estate between my ears than they should. Work hard and play hard is the motto. I come from a big supportive family of three brothers, a sister, and strong parents and grandparents. As I now care for a family of my own, I can only hope to give back what has been given to me. I have two sons, and one strong-willed daughter and my wife is essential in keeping us all in line. My grandfather had a fishing pole in my hands before I was out of diapers. My drive for the outdoors has only escalated from there. Hunting deer with a rifle soon transferred to a compound bow. Not long after that, I was infected with a disease known as turkey hunting. Professionally I own an outfitting business that is based in Southeast Kansas it handles hunting leases as well as booking hunts in several states. I have been connected to guiding since 2006. My real estate license was acquired in 2015 and the first farm sale followed quickly thereafter. Real estate is involved at some level every day of my life. I am now a broker in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri!