I grew up split between the high desert/rocky mountains of Northern Utah and the “Mediterranean-esque” (probably not a word) beaches of Santa Barbara.
In 1996, after two years as a student in the Fine Art Photography program at the University of Utah, I took a break and began working as an assistant and custom printer at a local commercial studio, which specialized in product and architectural photography. It was there that I really learned the “in’s and out’s” of the photographic process – this was still the glorious days of film!
After 3 years, I took a job as a cross-country tour guide – taking van loads of international tourists on camping adventures around the continental U.S. It was at this time that I really got to see many parts of the country that often get missed and really fostered my love of travel as well as reigniting my passion for photography.
I then returned to Salt Lake City, just in time for the Olympics, to finish my degree. I received my BFA in Photography and Digital Imaging in 2002.
I still live in Salt Lake with my wife, daughter, son and sooo many animals that I hesitate to speculate on the total…
And I believe I am the “perfect blend” of ADD and OCD (like coffee and Kailua), my wife disagrees…