Nicknamed Trapper, he was a hunter and tracker who starred in the Destination America documentary TV series Mountain Monsters.
He is a United States veteran to served during the Vietnam War.
He was a team leader of the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings, whose goal was to prove the existence of creatures such as Bigfoot and Werewolf.
He was born and raised in the mountains of West Virginia. He had a son.
He and Dalen Spratt both starred on Destination America reality shows.