I was born and raised in Ohio, but moved to Charlottesville, VA in 2006. I became interested in photography as a child after receiving my father’s hand-me-down point and shoot cameras. I later received my father’s 35mm Minolta and studied photography in 1998 through continuing education classes given at the University of Akron. I have taken workshops with Bill Allard, Tony Sweet, Jim Steele, and Maggie Steber.
Photography brings me joy. It has taught me how to see things in a new light, how to escape life’s stressors, and patience. I enjoy photographing all subjects, mostly in natural light. I enjoy capturing moments in time.