Pacific Northwest Grown and lover of all things wild, Washington has always been my home.
Growing up in Seattle, I spent most of my summers enrolled in Boys and Girls Club adventure camps. From a young age, this nurtured my love for the outdoors, which became my home, more than any apartment ever could have been.
Adventures in Cascadia both then and now continue to shape who I am. Studying Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Studies at Western Washington University further fueled my passion for wild places and deepened my understanding of the inherent value these sacred spaces hold for the human spirit and all life on this planet.
The summer before graduating from the Recreation program I took an internship with Orion River Rafting. After graduating, I found myself becoming a seasoned recreational life-styler living out of a tent for a few summers as a river guide. During that same time, I also happened to pick up a camera again for both work and play. As my love for rivers of the Pacific Northwest grew deeper, so did my love for photography.
Photography runs in my family, and cameras have always been a constant throughout my life. From the numerous Kodak Max disposables way back, to my mom's old 35mm film camera in high school, to a waterproof river camera in college, to my current DSLR now, photography has always been something I've done. I always made sure to have a camera with me, because that's just what you do.
I shied away from pursuing photography as a profession for a while, because we all strive to be different from our parents. Alas, my own passions have merged with the family tradition, and I have found a love for nature, adventure and lifestyle photography.
When it comes to many things in life, I believe it's best to keep em' wild: people, places, and things. Take only photos, leave only footprints, while capturing some of life's essence along the way.
Now onto the next adventure, hope to see you along the way.