As far back as I can remember photography has been a part of my life. I was 6 years old when I brought my mom’s camera to my 1st grade show-n-tell. I’ve had a camera in my hand ever since. It’s a part of who I am. Capturing an image allows me to revisit that moment, along with the experience surrounding it, long after it’s gone.
As a child I was always seeking the excitement of extreme sports and craved the challenge of conquering new skills. When it came time to choose a college, there was only one school that I was interested in attending and that was Western Colorado University. Nestled in the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains and with it’s close proximity to Crested Butte Ski Resort, I knew it would support both my passion for extreme sports and at the same time allow me the opportunity to photograph the spectacular vistas of the surrounding area. It was here that I discovered I was able to merge both of my passions. Adventure photography became all consuming. With an abundance of recreational sports to pursue I found myself drawn to skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and mountain biking. Having Snowboarder Magazine publish one of my photos in their "fan favorite" section was the highlight of my early career. Getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography helped me to define my style and learn to focus on composition.
After college I moved to San Luis Obispo, California. I began working at Really Right Stuff Inc. where they design, manufacture and sell top-of-the-line camera support systems. Working with high-end carbon fiber tripods and other complex camera equipment has helped develop my technical knowledge.
I currently live in Illinois working as a photographer full time, exploring and photographing as much as I possibly can!