Since childhood, I have spent my life exploring the natural wonders found in Missouri and the Midwest. I grew up fishing on Lake Taneycomo and other rivers throught Missouri, including the two largest, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers as well as the Meramec, Current, Eleven Point, Osage, Huzzah, Niangua, and Big Rivers.
As an adult, I attended the Univeristy of Missouri's School of Natural Resources.
There, I studied fisheries and wildlife biology.
I spent years working for the Missouri Department of Conservation, the US Forest Service, and other private agencies
before joining the wine-making
staff at Les Bourgeois Winery and starting my own businesses
Missouri Boatworks and Drew's Guide Service.