John Klamer

columbia, missouri

Passion is a funny thing, as it may consume my thoughts and create the desire to relentlessly seek new goals.

In fact, my passion for the outdoors has enriched my life ever since I was young. Growing up fishing was the only way my father could calm me down as I proved to be a very energetic. Hunting and fishing led me to meet some of my best friends, whether it be in a duck blind on a cold rainy day or in the spring with the gobble of a mature tom echoing throughout the woods. My love for fly fishing brought me out west to the Wind River Range in Wyoming to become a fishing guide and instill my passion for fishing in others. Most importantly, it was on a fly fishing trip to southern Missouri where a family friend sparked my interest in what would turn out to be a career in Dentistry.

A close friend once told me, “You will never know what you are capable of until you step up to the plate and take a swing”. This is what Give’r means to me.