Behind the lens
“In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”
– Ansel Adams
I live for exploration and adventure. They are what fuel me and my creativity.
I am fiercely passionate.
I am a surfer, a dancer, and an athlete.
I am an ambassador of the sea who is deeply committed to protecting planet EARTH.
I have earned a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and a master’s degree in zoology. My experience in the sciences ranges from being a research assistant in the Gulf of Alaska on the Steller sea lion and killer whale predation project, to conducting research and development of cutting edge immunological assays in clinical chemistry.
While in between jobs and looking for a way to creatively express myself, I picked up an old camera and started shooting. There was an immediate sense of freedom that came over me. I felt uninhibited, without any restriction and the confinement normally felt in a 9-5 job. My background as a scientist helped foster my ability to observe the world from an inventive perspective. I have fallen in love with the art of photography! When words fail me because I am overcome with emotions by the beauty of a moment, the photograph tells the story. When I am able to capture and freeze a fleeting moment, that image holds in it honesty, authenticity, and truth. In a business that is extremely competitive, I continually strive to make each photograph better than the last. My goal is never to stop evolving as a photographer and to push myself to be the best possible artist for both my clients and myself.
I look forward to working and creating magic with you!