Happy grew up in the western side of Michigan where he first learned to fish conventionally for Bass, Salmon and Trout on lakes and rivers at a young age with his father. Right after high school, he picked up and moved out west to California where He first picked up a fly rod. Within a few years of fly fishing and learning the waters near Sacramento and Northern California, He decided and committed to guide school to take things to the next level. Happy completed and graduated from Sweetwater Travel Guide School in Montana on the Bighorn River. Happy currently resides in Sacramento with his beautiful wife and daughter where he guides for a variety of fish species including trout, shad, striper, and steelhead; trout and steelhead being his favorite. Happy is also an experienced freelance photographer and videographer on the side. With a variety of fishing experience from Michigan to Montana, and California to Alaska, Happy’s commitment and passion is to simply share his skills to make others better in the lifelong sport, and to enjoy and keep alive the great outdoors.