I live in a small town in Northern California. I’m an avid outdoorswoman who fell in love with the outdoors. I didn’t grow up in a hunting family. At 6 years old I went rabbit hunting, yes, I got my first one. We got home, skinned it out, salted it down and that was my first skin. By age 8 I got into showing horses and competing in both English and Western Pleasure. I continue to ride my 2 horses when time allows. At age 15 I was invited to go out on a coon hunt with my friend and her dogs. That was a whole new world listening to the dogs running in the orchards, hearing them tree. I was hooked. Senior year in high school I was able to go on my first bear hunt. Hunting for me continued taking up new game. I hunt and scout all seasons year round. Concentrating on bear, deer, elk, pig, upland, waterfowl and fish. I love training my hounds and my labs. There’s nothing better than a good dog! I have competed in some dock jumping competitions with my lab and when the Houndsmen Field Trials roll around; you can be assured I’m there with my hounds competing. I have been getting into Taxidermy and learning to mount various ducks, geese, pheasants, a full bear mount and fish. I cure and process my skins, turn down feathers into pillows and continue to perfect my taxidermy skills. My job as a technician at a veterinary hospital has been very rewarding.