What initially drew you to spearfishing/freediving?

First seeing free divers in Catalina when I was little, and I knew that was the way I was going to be catching my fish in the future.Are there mentors who've impacted your journey significantly?

Are there mentors who've impacted your journey significantly?

Yes, I have been very lucky to have some of the best mentors out there. Without mentors I would never have gotten to enjoy the type of diving I get to do today.

Ryder Devo wahoo

Can you describe a particularly challenging or rewarding trip? How did you overcome the challenge?

Dogtooth tuna trip! Deep diving and skiddish fish. Just kept diving until the last few days of the trip and scored a fish! Will never forget that drift!

Describe your favorite marine species and what makes them special.

I love halibut because I have been diving for them since I started spearfishing and I still get just as excited when I find a nice one!

Do you have favorite dive spots where you feel most connected?

I have spots that I feel like I can tell if there is going to be fish there as soon as I jump in Hahha.

What lessons have you learned from your mistakes?

Keep diving until the the sun goes down! The wahoo always come in right when everyone gets out of the water. Don’t miss!

What is your go-to RIFFE setup and why?

Riffe euro 120 with horizontal reel! It’s never steered me wrong, and I know exactly where the shaft is going!