Ed is passionate about flyfishing, he has guided for Silver Creek Outfitter since 2006 and enjoys sharing his knowledge of fishing and river ecosystems with others. He is one of the founding board members of Hemingway Chapter Trout Unlimited and a past President of the Chapter. The protect, reconnect, restore sustain mission of Trout Unlimited is something he seeks to apply to all of the work he is involved in in the Wood River Valley and beyond. Other activities he enjoys are x-country skiing, trail running, backpacking to high mountain lakes, exploring the waters U.S and Canada with his wife Carmen in their 1984 VW Vanagon camper . He is a published poet and retired from his career with the Orange County Fire Department, as a Fire Captain and Paramedic after 34 years. He presently lives in the amazing community of Hailey, Idaho where the Big Wood River is a four minute walk form his home .