I have been passionate about using light to create imagery for most of my life. My journey with a camera began when I was 12 years old, photographing primarily clouds and my animals. I loved the prints I got back and stored them safely in albums and journals.
I took a yearbook class in high school that allowed me to use a camera. I enrolled in my first darkroom course during my first semester in college. I took other college level classes and workshops at different institutions, all while finishing my bachelor's degree in writing. Afterwards, I attended New England School of Photography where I earned a certificate in the accelerated photography program. Years later I earned a master's degree in documentary photography at Lesley University.
My current work involves teaching photography at Great Basin College and other locations. I also work as a journalist and photojournalist for the Elko Daily Free Press. I lead travel photography tours and do freelance work. Life is busy doing what I love.