As a life-long Alaskan, my passion for photography began with the simple click of a shutter at age 6.
I pursued my love of photography with a borrowed 35mm film camera and a wet darkroom in high school. I became a yearbook photographer and was hooked. In college I continued my aspirations by working as a photo editor for the Northern Light Newspaper at University of Alaska/Anchorage before pursuing my BFA, with primary emphasis on photography, at the University of New Mexico. In 2007, I was honored to have one of my photographs selected by the Nature’s Best International Awards to be displayed in a group show at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. In 2014 & 2015, I was juried into the prestigious Rarefied Light show which is hosted by the Alaska Photographic Center. I have also shown my work at numerous solo and group shows around Alaska.
As a professional photographer, I’m inspired by the challenge of creating images in diverse situations and environments whether I’m photographing skiers in the backcountry or oil workers on the North Slope.
When I am not working, you will find me enjoying Alaska’s backcountry with my camera strapped to my back.