I was born in Grand Rapids, MI where I lived until 2008 when I moved to Monterey, CA. Inspired by the coastlines of Monterey, Santa Cruz and Big Sur, I began exploring the medium of photography as a way to capture the beauty that surrounded me.
My early photography was almost exclusively still life and landscape work that incorporated very little, if any, human elements. As my proficiency and understanding of the medium progressed, I recognized a deep desire to use photography as a tool for understanding and explaining humanity. Undoubtedly this transition was a confluence of my academic background in Social Sciences and a proclivity towards social voyeurism.
My current work focuses on documenting the human experience, specifically exploring concepts relating to how our sense of home as a place is influenced by the people and environments around us.
I am a member of the Image Makers of Monterey as well as a Member Photographer with the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel.
I am a recipient of the Arts Council for Monterey County's 2018 LEAP Grant.