December Speaker Bryce Sisson
Mr. Sisson was born and raised in Prescott, Az. He is a graduate of Prescott High School and the Yavapai College Agribusiness Program. Mr. Sisson is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a B.S. in Biology – emphasis in Fish and Wildlife Management in 2007.
At a very young age, Mr. Sisson developed a passion for the outdoors. He grew up spending asmuch time as possible camping and fishing. He was hooked once he felt the tug on the linefrom that first Bluegill at Goldwater Lake. When he wasn’t at school, most days he could befound trying to entice a bite from a finned friend at the nearest body of water. His greatest angling accomplishment occurred during the summer of 1999. While fishing Reservation Lake,he landed a goliath Brown Trout that measured 36 inches long and tipped the scale at almost 23 lbs. That beautiful Brown has been the Arizona state record for over 19 years.
Mr. Sisson always knew that he wanted to pursue a career in the outdoors. While attending college, Mr. Sisson was lucky enough to be selected for several summer internships with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. These internships included working on the Apache Trout recovery project and raising trout in one of the Department’s hatcheries. Shortly after graduating from NAU, Mr. Sisson accepted a Fish Culturist position at the Page Springs Hatchery. After a wildfire fire shortened stay at Sterling Springs Hatchery, he moved on to Tonto Creek Hatchery, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters.
When Mr. Sisson isn’t managing the daily operations at the hatchery, he can still be foundenjoying the solitude of the great outdoors and sharing his enthusiasm with his family.