Jamie grew up in the Park Rapids area where his family owned Dietmans Fresh Water Bait. He had his first guide trip at age 14 and knew even at that age he loved teaching others about the outdoors. He now resides in Brainerd where he fishes and hunts whenever and wherever possible. Whether it's going after minnows or muskies he is always up for a challenge. He loves fishing Tournaments around Brainerd, LOTW and everywhere in between. He is also involved in many youth and veterans outdoor programs. You can see his weekly column "What's Up Outdoors" in the Brainerd Dispatch.