After moving to Dorchester County, I started to fish the lower and middle Chesapeake Bay, in addition to the Honga River, Fishing Bay, and other local bodies of water for years. I started out with small, center-console boats and worked my way up to eventually owning a 42-foot Bay-built vessel. I obtained my Captain's License in 1992, and began to run fishing charters on the weekends and on my days off. After building my business for several years, I made the decision to leave the sawmill and begin running charters full time in 1999. My business has continued to grow, leading to the construction of my new boat in 2002.