I was born in 1952 in Arlington, WA and I currently reside in Bellingham, WA. Travels have taken me all over North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Egypt. I have been a professional photographer since 1988 by selling the rights to my photos for advertising and editorial uses. I was influenced early on by the color work of Ernst Haas, John Chang McCurdy, and William Eggleston. I worked in several national parks in the west from 1975-1979 and learned a great deal from professional landscape photographers who readily shared their ideas and tips with me while hiking the backcountry. My photo education has been self-taught in the hallways and cathedrals of the natural world.