In this episode I sit down with AJ Sanders. AJ grew up on the rolling plains of Iowa. He came to Jackson, Wyoming to ski for a season after graduating from St. John’s University in Minnesota in 1996. Like many, he has never left. Owing to a youth spent
In this episode I sit down with AJ Sanders. AJ grew up on the rolling plains of Iowa. He came to Jackson, Wyoming to ski for a season after graduating from St. John’s University in Minnesota in 1996. Like many, he has never left. Owing to a youth spent canoeing and fishing along the Minnesota/Canadian border, AJ began working as a paddling instructor for Rendezvous River Sports in 1997. In 1999 he transitioned into a drift boat as a fly fishing guide. Today he continues to share his passion for these watersheds in a drift boat as a guide, but is also the owner of Wyoming Angling Company, a veteran full service outfitter steeped in the history of JH. Winter brings him full circle, back to working where the water originates. AJ is a guide, trainer & examiner and a ski instructor at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Additionally he works as a heli-ski guide at Alaska Rendezvous Lodge in Valdez, Alaska.
I first met AJ 20 years ago and we have worked together directly and indirectly ever since. AJ is extremely modest and even getting him to come on the show is a win. He is an extremely thoughtful, honest, soulful, and reflective friend who likes to fly under the radar. AJ is one of the most sought after guides on the snow and water in the region who prides himself on his teachings and building relationships through his trades. Actions speak louder than words.
I always value my time with AJ and I don’t seem to get enough of it, life, but I do today and as always I am looking forward to it. AJ lives in JH with his wife Tory, and their sons, Atticus and Oliver. Without further adieu please welcome AJ Sanders to the show!
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