My journey with photography started with an old stack of National Geographic magazines in my grandparent's basement. I was mesmerized by the images I found inside. I consider myself a visual person and throughout my life I have had a camera around with varying degrees of interest.
In junior high I joined a photography club, I began shooting black and white film, developing, and making prints. As a young adult, I thought the dream job was to be a photographer for National Geographic, as I suppose many young adults do.
Ten years out of high school, after acquiring many random job titles and skills (zookeeper, presort mail supervisor, wildlife park volunteer, world traveler, farm irrigation assembler & electrician, forensic autopsy assistant and certified EMT) it gave me the confidence and desire to pursue a passion, in Zoology at The University of Montana. I also took a photojournalism class because I wanted to get back into the darkroom after so many years.
Around 2007 I decided to follow the masses into living the American Dream. I purchased a house and acquired many bills. At that time I began questioning the direction I was heading and the reoccurring old dream of photographer kept popping up. That's when I made the decision to pursue my craft of photography with more intention and purpose. Since then I have been pairing things down at home, focusing on whats truly meaningful, like studying, learning and making photographs all while working the day job which pays the bills.
I discovered my passion for travel pairs well with photography and it's opened my eyes to all the possibilities and has given me a sense of direction I wish to take my craft.
I currently live in Missoula Montana with my sidekick Bodhi, an 9yr old Norwegian forest cat.
I also do portrait and wedding photography.
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