I grew up in a family that did not hunt, yet somehow I developed a passion for target archery and archery elk hunting at a very young age. My obsession with becoming a better shot and better elk hunter led me to design the very first Trophy Taker® arrow rest in the winter of 1997. In spite of early resistance, that design sparked the current flood of fall-away rests on the market today.
The business behind the Trophy Taker® name developed when interest in my “new-fangled” arrow rest grew at archery shoots I was attending. This prompted me to see if the rest would be marketable. In the year 2000, developing and marketing Trophy Taker® brand hunting products became my full-time job, and allowed me to pursue my passions even further.