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I fell in love with photography when I was 17 growing up in rural southwestern Minnesota. I had a job working for the Department of Natural Resources counting ring-necked pheasants as part of the annual roadside surveys to track their population. In the early autumn mornings I inched slowly along the gravel roads in my car counting the sunning pheasants scattered in the fields.
My sister had an old point and shoot film camera I would bring along to photograph the landscape. I was hooked on photography after viewing the 4×6 glossy prints from the first roll of film. Since that day I have been constantly photographing everything.
After high school I headed to the banks of the Mississippi River to attend Winona State University where I received a degree in photojournalism. I spent the summer after college on Lake Superior doing an internship at the Duluth News Tribune. After a cold summer in Duluth I ventured east to Wisconsin for an internship at the Appleton Post-Crescent. The three month internship turned into a five year part-time job. While in Appleton I photographed for a variety of companies and publications. I also went on numerous road trips across the country visiting and photographing dozens of national parks.
It was on one of my road trips in 2002 when I visited Maine and fell in love with the state. A year later I moved to Portland to attend the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and fulfill a childhood dream to live near the ocean. Here in Maine I have worked for numerous publications including being the primary photographer the past 15 years for Mainebiz. My photography clients range from large companies like WEX to single entrepreneurs.
Since 2016 I have been an assistant adjunct professor at the University of New England teaching digital photography.
I am extremely grateful to be able to make a living doing what I truly love for over 24 years. My dog Homer and I recently moved to a home in South Portland where I am learning to garden during the Covid-19 pandemic.