Originally from Virginia, Bert grew up fishing waters in the central and southwestern parts of the state. He started fishing with bait and spinners, but was introduced to fly fishing and never looked back.
Although fishing was a passion, by trade he taught high school in Virginia for six years before moving to Montana where he has taught for many years and also serves as a high school administrator. He has fished Montana and guided local waters for many years. Having a background in education he is passionate about seeing people learn and experience new places and things and he has patience throughout this process. He also enjoys time with experienced anglers fishing the waters that he loves.