Born in 1971, I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time and family where photography was part of our every day life. My grandfather was a hobbyist photographer in occupied Europe and an amateur videographer. My parents were always enthusiast and supportive of my photography as a child, and there was never a point in time when I did not have a camera. Photography is an important part of who I am as a person, and I approach it with passion, love and complete focus. From 2005 – 2012 I owned an award winning, international, high definition video production company, and have produced video and photography in over 10 different countries on four continents. I majored at the University of Nevada, Reno, in English and Art, graduating with an English/Photography degree in 2013, and again with an Art degree in 2018.