I am a native of Whidbey Island, Washington and have had a camera in my hands since the age of 9. Like most photographers I started to get serious with photography as a Yearbook photographer at my local High School (Oak Harbor). I eventually joined the Navy and worked in various jobs in Naval Aviation. After retiring from the Navy in 2011 I rediscovered my love for Photography while attending Pensacola State College. I studied Photography as well as Graphic Design graduating with an Associates of Applied Sciences in both fields. I dabble in all sorts of photography from landscapes to portraits as well as event photography.
When two passions collide. Photography and hiking. LOVE THEM BOTH! From shooting to post processing both film and digital. I also enjoy researching trails, planning hikes and have quite the collection of maps. My photography fueled my hiking addiction at first then hiking kind of took on a life of its own. I can usually be found exploring trails of the Pacific Northwest and capturing the beauty it as to offer. As for gear that I use it depends on the difficulty of the hike. I can often be found photographing with anything from a IphoneX to a Nikon D800.
My photographer inspirations were Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Margaret Bourke-White, and William Eggleston to name a few. Some not so famous local favorites were the late Wally Funk and Lee Mann.
I currently live in Oak Harbor, Washington.
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