The Quick Biography
I’m an internationally published travel & lifestyle photographer, based in Lake Tahoe, with a giant place in my heart for sailing and backpacking. I was immersed within nature from an early age, developing a special appreciation for the beauty and mystery the world provides. Today, the same love proves as my inspiration as I travel globally capturing life in many exotic and breathtaking locations.
After spending ten years in the U.S. Air Force flying fighter jets and providing air support missions in Afghanistan, I left in 2012 to pursue the dream and challenge of sailing from North Carolina, around South America, and back up to California on a 27-foot sailboat. Although the journey was interrupted, the story was featured in All at Sea Magazine and in my own book, Sailing Saoirse: Misadventures and Photography from the Maiden Voyage, published in November 2014. I’ve since returned to this adventure on a part-time basis with a final destination that changes by the day.
I’m a firm believer in the “nature principle”, knowing nature has a direct correlation to physical and mental health. This reflects in both myself and my lifestyle. In my photography, I strive to show this relationship and urge my audience to step away from the technology of today to explore and understand nature’s magnificence. From my own experiences, I know that unplugging and stepping into the world is not only exhilarating, but also a true blessing everyone has a right to experience.
Aside from having both photography and writing published in many magazines, I also run an extended stock photo library and am ready & packed for freelance work anywhere in the world. I volunteer with two search and rescue teams in my spare time.
Other possibly pertinent certifications you might value in your photographer:
- FAA Commercial helicopter pilot
- FAA Part 107 sUAS pilot
- Advanced Open Water PADI Diver
- Wilderness Search and Rescue Technician
- Swiftwater Rescue Technician
Contact me via email to let me know where you want me to go next!
London Daily Telegraph
Los Angeles Times
Tahoe Daily Tribune
All At Sea Magazine
Air Force Times
Air Force Magazine
Camera in the Wild Magazine