J.R. grew up in Bellevue, Washington and started hunting and fishing at an early age. His parents had a cabin in Central Washington that bordered the Wenatchee National Forest where, in his youth he spent countless weekends exploring. “I feel like I've covered just about every trail, drainage, and meadow in the area, and while I live a thousand miles away now, my family and I still return to the area every Memorial Day weekend for a camping trip… and to find a morel mushroom or two.”
He lives in Los Gatos with his wife and two and a half year old son where, when not hunting, they spend much of their time entertaining friends, foraging and canning.
J.R. has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Fairfield University in Connecticut. He currently works for SunPower Corporation in San Jose and has recently become a Hunter Education Instructor.