Born in eastern Pennsylvania, Wendell (Ozzie) grew up fishing streams of the eastern coal regions. His passion for trout and their world began at age six, when a brook trout fell prey to a garden worm. That passion continues unabated for the salmon and trout he now pursues with fly rod and camera.
After serving four years in the US Navy, Ozzie spent his professional career in training and course development in the power generation industry. His experience in teaching allows him to discuss the nuances of hydrodynamics and make them understandable.
Years ago Ozzie combined his love of trout with a lifelong interest in movie making resulting in his series of underwater videos that explore how trout feed, spawn and behave in the wild. His narrated video presentations chronicle wild and hatchery trout in their natural environs and have opened the eyes of thousands of anglers in the United States.