The first photo I remember taking was a photo of my sister when I was 4 years old. It was Easter and we were living Rhode Island. When we got the photos back, half of the photo I took was covered with my gloved finger. Even so, I thought photography was magic. I don’t particularly like to be in photos so I was pretty much the family photographer growing up. When I got my first single lens reflex camera, I was hooked. Up to that point in my life I had no idea of what I wanted to do when I grew up and at 18, I was pretty much already there. I graduated from the University of South Florida College of Fine Arts with a BA in Studio Art/Photography. I assisted other photographers for five years after I graduated. Since then I have been a freelance photographer. One of the accomplishments I am most proud of is working with the American Red Cross and other organizations creating photos for more than 25 textbooks that have helped others learn to save lives. Whether you are hiking, climbing or on the water, I hope to see you at a River Rock Outfitter event soon.
I don’t care what anyone else says, I have the coolest job in the shop!
Bachelor of Arts – Studio Art/Photography
College of Fine Arts | University of South Florida
Member: American Hiking Society