Born 1977 near Seattle, WA. B.A Environmental Studies at Univeristy of Colorado at Boulder, lived in South Africa studying economic development at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, worked for Global Green Grants: a non-profit social grant giving entitiy in Boulder Colorado, worked as a community environmental advisory panel member for Roche Chemical in Boulder, CO, studied photojournailsm at Northern Arizona University under Peter Schwepker (www.schwepkerphoto.com), worked for the Daily Sun in Flagstaff, briefly ran a skate/BMX clothing company with fellow LS member Chris Hinkle, started selling fine art art SX-70 prints in Arizona, Idaho and California. In addition to photojournalism I also shoot commercial work focusing on outdoor recreation (mountain biking, rock climing, skiing etc..) I am now currently freelancing for the New York Times.
Before college I spent a year in Toulouse, France learning French. During the last nine years I have either lived in or visited 17 countries. Brazil is my favorite all-round, with South Africa being my least favorite in terms of safety, but most favorite in terms of people and natural beauty. I love good food, good wine, good conversation and random adveture. I’ve had many wierd little jobs over the years: Farm Hand, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen Steward (figure that one out), Waiter, Hay Bailer, Patagonia clothing saller, environmental activist, graphic designer, fishing guide and ski instructor.
I am always looking for interesting and exciting projects, and I love to collaborate with others on larger projects and/or experimental multimedia photojournalism.