Fred Kloecker was born and raised with privilege in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Psychology, a minor concentration in English and every conceivable opportunity. After establishing that seven years of post-graduate schooling to become a therapist was a terrifying proposition, he fled academia in search of fun experiences while contemplating his entrepreneurial future.
Over the course of the next twenty years, he tried his hand at marketing, operations and technology, all of which left him unfulfilled. It was time to find a new path. He decided to take his hunting partner’s persistent advice and attempt the unthinkable – being creative.
After fourteen years of rejecting his friend’s unrelenting pressure to write a book, and doubting his own ability to accomplish such a feat, Fred sat down at his keyboard with little more than two college classes in creative writing and a dose of courage from a friend and began writing – mostly to prove to his hunting buddy that his incessant prodding to do so was altogether an exercise in futility. Thus it came as a tremendous shock to Fred that he not only finished what he started, but that he thoroughly enjoyed the process – so much so, in fact, that he has written a second book and has plans for six more.
He has officially doffed the Gucci loafers of his youth, to instead lace up a pair of hunting boots and explore the great outdoors in order to then share his experiences in the hopes that they will encourage others to discover nature and become responsible sportsmen.
Fred has evolved into an advocate for the magical resource that is the outdoors, and the wondrous opportunities it affords those of us brave enough to put down our electronic devices and explore it.
“Of all the wonderful experiences I have had throughout a lifetime spent trying to find my way, the one thing I truly love is making people laugh. I am not a professional writer; however, I feel that affords me a certain authenticity as that of a casual, but somewhat gifted, story teller whose voice will be approachable and well received. If I can use writing as a platform to encourage, inspire or positively impact people with useful insight and life lessons, provided I also manage to make soda come out of their noses on occasion, then I may very well have found my path as an author.”