Mazama Beach, Oregon, 2006

I was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1957.   I was raised in  small fishing towns, going through my biggest changes in Sitka, Alaska.  This has left me permanently afflicted with a love of fishing.  Currently, I live near Seattle, one of the world’s great fishing ports, with my wife and our two sons.

By day, I conduct research fishing in the Bering Sea, the Gulf of Alaska, and the Aleutian Islands.  We use the data to help estimate annual harvest levels of commercially important demersal fishes. When I’m not at sea, I’m chained to a computer, analyzing data and failing to write papers.

By night I make and say poems.

me with Vicki, 2012

me with Vicki, 2012