I was raised in a small town right in the thumb of Michigan. Growing up in the country where hunting is a lifestyle, and opening day of deer season was a holiday. My father was the first one to take me hunting at the age of 8. After that you couldn’t stop me, every chance I was given my buddies and I were outdoors, growing, living, learning what hunting is all about, and the camaraderie that comes from it. Right then and there I was hooked and a passion for the outdoors was instilled in me. The love of deer hunting grew beyond my control, and now is a part of me. It runs in my blood. As I followed in my family footsteps joining local union #17 and becoming a lineman. I always felt like there was something missing. I have been traveling on the road hunting for a few years with a very supportive wife at home. It really wasn’t until my wife started joining me on the road did it click, it became something we longed to do with one another. So with a lot of praying and great sermons at church, it lead us to taking on a new adventure in life. Packing up moving, leaving our careers, and starting over by moving to the best whitetail hunting the country had to offer. Ask yourself: If you could do anything for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life, and money were no object, what would you do? That was the question I was asking myself every day trying to figure out how to link my passion and work life together. The saying “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Has lead me to where we are now. Being able to hunt and film with my family while building a career around hunting properties. Not only being a Realtor at Heartland Trophy Properties but putting my knowledge, passion, and love to work for my clients in helping them build their dream farm for their families. I can’t thank the Lord enough for the opportunities he has given my family while blessing me with having my own family. Giving me the blessing and responsibility of raising the next generation of outdoorsman. You just have to keep the faith and trust in Gods plan.
Since I was a little girl, I have always been a tomboy but with a girly twist. I would put on all my jewelry from my Pretty Little Princess game the rings, bracelets, feathery boas and top it all off with my pretty crown. Let’s just say growing up on a dead end street, I stood out a little all dressed up covered in mud. Even with all my pretty accessories I just wanted to play along with the boys. They always seemed to have more fun, they got dirtier, and they played harder. My Uncle Bubba was the first one to put a bow in my hand and teach me how to shoot, and I loved it. I was fortunate to always get an invite to go shooting, fishing, and even duck hunting. However, it really wasn’t until I met Nathan who really lit the fire inside of me. Actually, our first date was a night of fishing on the lake. I think he just wanted to see if I would bait my own hook, see if I could hang. He was excited to teach me, to show me new things. And me being ME I wanted to learn. I didn’t want to just sit there watching him shoot his bow I wanted one. So Nathan bought me my first bow, and I never thought at the time it would lead to ALL my vacation time being used sitting 20ft in a tree stand in the dead of winter. But I wouldn’t have it any other way the adventures we have been on together have been amazing. Hunting and the outdoors have become a way of life for us and I know this is just the beginning. Coming to Iowa was a very hard decision to move away from everything we know and love. It’s just something we felt we had to try and God was leading us too. I have to say we are very blessed, God has brought us together to share a life with now blessing us with having our son Thor. That at only 5 months is already helped with putting in food plots, checking trial cams, setting up farms, and helping mom recover my buck. Having someone to share your love and passion with is an awesome thing. I can’t wait to see what’s next on our families next seasons in life. Thank you Lord for my family and blessing us with this way of life.