Tim is quite simply an outdoorsman from a bygone era.

The Upper Manistee and AuSable River Valleys have been his home for the past 15 years, after enjoying them since childhood. Countless hours have been spent exploring these valleys, and a great knowledge of the areas history will provide you with an enriched experience. The outdoors and guiding are not just Tim’s passion but a lifestyle for him and his family. If he is not going all out trying to help you enjoy your outdoor experience, he can be found with his wife, Christine, and two young daughters exploring this incredible area where so many long to visit and they are blessed to call home.

Graduating from Michigan State University, with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife, allowed for vast knowledge and unique experiences which ultimately landed him a career in his favorite part of the country. Years making part of his living on the stream, and in the woods conducting fish and wildlife surveys gives you a guide who is a true outdoorsman giving insight to the where and why’s of many things on the stream and in the woods.

To Tim, there are few greater thrills than seeing someone catch a fish on a dry fly or shoot a bird on the wing. There is always a smile on his face as he returns from a couple hours of “roaming the valley” to the realization that this truly is his back yard, and what a special place it is.

Come spend a day in the woods or on the water with Tim, and you will be sure to not only have a great experience, but leave with a new friend as well.

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolken