I grew up in a small town in Eastern Washington, not far from the Columbia Gorge. The scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, from the rolling wheat fields to the mountains, lakes and streams was the backdrop which influenced my love for the outdoors.
I was always interested in art which eventually led me to photography. Photography became my passion. The satisfaction obtained by capturing an image through the camera lens becomes emotionally exciting. The camera can go with me anywhere. There are always images to capture, whether hiking a steep mountain trail to a fire lookout or driving a road less traveled to a remote spot in Montana. Photography takes me on a journey, sometimes it can be a road trip to Texas or a vacation spot in southern California, but it always rewards me with pictures to share and proof I was there.