Parker manages our marketing and serves as our on-site fishing expert. Parker comes from San Juan Capistrano, California. Though not known as a fly fishing destination, he swears there are plenty of fish in the region, you just have to know where to look. He credits his passion for all types of fishing to his father and grandfather who introduced him to it from a very early age. When most kids were watching Saturday morning cartoons, Parker was watching his fishing idol, Bill Dance. Parker’s youth was spent fly fishing in Utah, stalking the beaches of Southern California or hopping over fences to fish golf course ponds. He spent a year abroad studying in New Zealand where he met our Lodge Manager and his wife, Manu. After settling back down in California after college, Parker taught science at the Ocean Institute, lead whale watching tours and owned a furniture restoration company. Eventually though, his passion for fly fishing was too strong to ignore and he and Manu relocated to Ennis in 2015.They now reside here year round with their son Kasper and two Boykin spaniels. We are excited to bring Parker onto the MVR Team for 2019!