Covering: Texas, Louisiana
A 24-year veteran of the outdoor, hunting, industry, I bring experience as a buyer, independent retail general manager, big box management experience, independent & factory sales rep experience as well. I am excited to be joining William J. Gartland & Associates. I have worked for major retailers as a retail associate and department manager and spent the last seven years as salesman with Beretta U.S.A.
I love to innovate and create new products such as holding a patent in water use in oilfield fracturing, creating new flies for fly fishing (several have been sold nationally), and a fly-fishing vest as well.
I consider myself to be an all-around outdoorsman that loves to hunt and fish. I love to hunt for deer (especially Axis), upland birds, waterfowl and fly fished having caught 85 species in 27 states on a fly rod. My wife and I enjoy canoeing and kayaking together. I have spent much of my career involved in conservation and helping kids being introduced to the outdoors. I have volunteered for numerous conservation organizations and projects.
I received a B.B.A. degree in Public Administration from Baylor University where I met my wife of 33 years. We have a grown daughter that coaches at the Division 1 collegiate level. I have resided in Weatherford, TX for the past 17 years and spent my childhood just outside of Longview, TX living on Lake Cherokee hunting and fishing the woods and waters of East Texas.