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 side of Trophy Taker 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, Trophy Taker became my full-time job, and allowed me to pursue my passions even further.