South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA
I’m an Air Force F-15E combat veteran and pilot by trade. In 2012, however, I made the difficult decision to leave my dream job and pursue another - full-time photography.
I realize how powerful photography can be and my goal is to use it as a tool to help people. That could be to motivate them to get outdoors more for the health benefits; to help preserve land for that purpose; or to assist with non-profits and NGOs in their missions to bring a better life to others.
I am a self-sufficient traveler, often embarking on journeys with just a small backpack and a shoulder bag. I embrace learning new cultures, traditions, and languages. I’m an accredited associate at Photographers Without Borders, have worked with a handful of environmental conservation groups, and volunteer on two search and rescue teams when I’m home.
I'm based in Lake Tahoe and enjoy all of the year-round activities offered in this mountain paradise. These include backpacking, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, sailing, and kayaking.