Mitch earned his Bachelor of Technology in Fisheries and Aquaculture from the State University of New York at Cobleskill in 2017. During his time at SUNY Cobleskill he learned how to rear brook trout, brown trout, tiger trout and arctic char hybrid. In the winter of 2016 he studied abroad in the Peruvian Amazon studying local fish and wildlife. He worked for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG), rearing Chinook salmon for 2 years. During his time with the IDFG he helped release over 3 million Chinook salmon into the South Fork of the Salmon River. He has always had a love for fishing and the outdoors, trying to do what he can for the others who have the same passion that he does.