Jon grew up in the Piedmont region of North Carolina fishing for bass and warm-water species until he was introduced to fly fishing by a fifth grade teacher. He immediately fell in love with the sport, fishing for everything from Trout to Tarpon and constantly searching for the next new adventure.
As an avid outdoorsman who is passionate about wildlife conservation; Jon enjoys every aspect of guiding fishermen, new and old. He attended Appalachian State University in North Carolina, where he obtained a B.S. in Sustainable Development and Biology. When he isn’t fishing; you can find Jon out hiking, traveling, tying flies or planning the next fishing destination for the off season.
Jon has been guiding at Drifter’s Lodge since 2015. When he’s not in Alaska, he owns and operates a light tackle and fly fishing charter at Cape Lookout North Carolina. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License. He has the experience to put you on any Alaskan fish you would like to target, from powerful King Salmon to the Kenai’s famous Rainbow Trout!