John moved to Pinedale, WY in 1979, and began his rowing and guiding career the following summer at the Historic Box R Ranch in Cora, WY. John guided clients to the headwaters of the Green River for whitewater adventure and float fishing trips. From these first adventures on the Upper Green River, John began a life long passion for all that Sublette County offers.
After years of guiding Fly-Fishermen and Big Game Hunters, John started Two Rivers Emporium, an Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing guide service and retail store in Pinedale. In the years of owning Two Rivers Emporium John worked with local ranchers and Trout Unlimited on various projects to help protect the natural resources of Sublette County.
John and his wife Karen enjoy Fly-Fishing throughout the western U. S. together but have always been drawn back to the unique and varied fisheries of the Pinedale area.