The Everyday Projects
Seattle, WA, USA
I am a photojournalist, writer, editor and marketing consultant. Most recently I’ve consulted for small businesses and non-profits in marketing and organizational planning I’ve worked with companies in international culture, the travel sector and the outdoor industry. I served as the Director of Content and Editor for Seattle Backpackers Magazine, an outdoor publication that I co-owned and built from inception, up to 50,000+ readers per month. As a photojournalist I have captured culture and stories from places like Bali and Nepal, Newfoundland and Belize.
As the photojournalist for my first Nepal project, I accompanied a group of famous Nepali musicians on a tour along the Everest Highway to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest for an environmental campaign. The goal of the project was to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting the Everest region and the people who live there. My more recent Nepal project focused on education in remote rural villages, where I implemented new infrastructure, instructed teachers for a school of 400 children, worked with local leaders to fund classroom additions on an over-crowded school buildings, and facilitated rubbish clean up where there are no roads or garbage service. Immediately following the massive earthquake that shook Nepal in April 2015, I facilitated shelters and supplies from the US to people who had lost their homes. I am so inspired by the people, culture and landscape of Nepal that I wrote a 300 page book, Song of Chomolungma, about my first journey, including 80 full page color photos.
I am at home giving presentations, and was asked to be the keynote speaker for REI’s Diva Night in 2012. I also speak to school groups and communities about photography, culture, and inspiring people to follow their passion.