I am a driven, hard working creative professional who loves adventure. I have spent the last 10 years as a designer, specializing in branding, large format print graphics and apparel. I got my creative start in my home state of Wisconsin designing print graphics and 3D renderings for a large trade show display house but an opportunity to design apparel in San Diego moved me out West. I spent 7 years working as a designer in Southern California enjoying the sun, surf and delicious burritos when I decided to take a second job moonlighting at a wedding photography studio to learn more about professional photography, there I cut my teeth editing and second shooting thousands of images. In the years following I would learn even more about myself as a person and photographer, shooting projects on Los Angeles beaches, mountains in Colorado and slums of Africa. In recent years I have shot commercial projects for brands like Orvis, Himali, CAMP and have had the pleasure of documenting a lot of love while shooting over 40 weddings. Occasionally I find myself on the other side of the camera and have been featured in a handful of national print and video campaigns. Volunteering has been a rewarding experience throughout my life and I have donated my design and photography time to Non Profits in Haiti, Costa Rica, Panama and Africa. I am a board member of New Beginnings, an NGO in Kenya.
New Beginnings – Africa – newbeginningsus.com
Haiti Allies – Haiti – haitiallies.com
Floating Doctors – Panama – floatingdoctors.com
Corcovado Foundation – Costa Rica – corcovadofoundation.org
Durango Nature Studies – Colorado – durangonaturestudies.or