I was born in Coos Bay and raised in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in Klamath Falls Oregon. While living there I was introduced to the beauty of the great outdoors but it was the Rocky Mountains of western Montana where I really learned to appreciate the wilderness and the adventures that come with it. I received my degrees in Criminology and Communication Studies from the University of Montana before moving to Aspen Colorado to be a ski bum and find my wife, Kelly.
Photography has always been a part of my life. I was fascinated and intrigued by photos. I loved seeing how other people viewed the world, seeing their interpretation of a scene, whether it was a perfect landscape scene, or an amazing creation in the studio. However, it was not until I bought my first DSLR camera that I got serious about learning the craft of photography. After learning and making photos for a couple of years it occurred to me that photography could be more than a hobby. The idea of making my love of photography into a career has inspired me to further my education, to master my craft. Back to school I went.
I love that everyday and every shoot is unique. I strive to discover and fabricate photos from the inspiration I get from the world I live in and love.