The Quick Biography
I have cameras and take pictures. Fancy, expensive cameras with lots of lenses. Now that that’s out of the way…
I’m an Air Force combat veteran and pilot by trade. Towards the end of my career I realized that I needed a little more freedom in my life, so naturally I bought a 27-foot sailboat and sailed from North Carolina to the Caribbean with hardly any offshore experience. Who wouldn’t? It was a life-changing adventure, one that I still continue on a part-time basis. You can read a little more about this major shift in my life in this article from All At Sea magazine.
Somewhere along the way I started volunteering more of my time to help people…a drastic difference from the killing in Afghanistan. And it feels great. I’ve worked with a handful of environmental conservation groups, the Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, and volunteer on two Search and Rescue teams when I’m home.
I want to use photography as a tool to help people. That could be to motivate them to get outdoors more for the health benefits; to help preserve land for that purpose; or to assist with non-profits and NGOs in their missions to bring a better life to others.
Publications and projects include: Triangle Land Conservancy, Eno River Association, Truckee Donner Land Trust, Good Samaritan Foundation of Haiti, London Daily Telegraph, Air Force Times, Los Angeles Times, Nevada Magazine, Tahoe Daily Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Sierra Sun, and Air Force Magazine.
Relevant skills & qualifications: FAA Part 107 sUAS pilot; Air Force SERE; Swiftwater Rescue Technician; Wilderness First Responder; working proficiency in Latin American Spanish; and PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
Member of American Photographic Artists.
Upcoming trips already on the calendar:
St. Kitts, Haiti, Panama
Feb – May 2018