I am a native Texan that has resided in the Northwest Houston area for 33 years. I am very active in the outdoors including hunting, but fishing is what I love, especially from my Native Mariner kayak. Since preserving the future is what fishing is really all about, I am also active in conservation efforts. As a member of the Seven Coves Bass Club, an 80 member Texas B.A.S.S Nation Club, I am proud to say that the club has been nationally recognized for its tireless efforts to promote self-awareness and positive actions towards our environment and the future of fishing. I am also the Director of the FMC United Way Fishing Tournament. Each year we hold a freshwater and/or saltwater fishing tournament of which a portion of the proceeds go to the United Way of the Greater Houston Area. Over the past four years the tournaments have raised nearly $60,000 for the United Way in proceeds and matching contributions.