This highly qualified expert has over 20 years of experience in freshwater fish ecology. He initially majored in Biology at Utah State University. For his MS he honed in his focus with a degree in Fisheries Biology from Colorado State University and finally completed his PhD Biological Science from Montana State University where he wrote a dissertation featuring freshwater fish. Since completing his doctoral training he has published nearly 40 journal articles and has been invited to be a peer reviewer for journals including, the North American Journal of Fisheries Management, the Environmental Biology of Fishes, the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences and the Intermountain Journal of Sciences. Alongside his research, he has served as a guest lecturer in dozens of universities across the western US. He has taught courses in Ichthyology, Foundations of Ecology, Aquatic Ecology and the Principles of Fish and Wildlife Management. He is currently an Assistant Reseach Professor at a university in Montana.