I was born and raised in Colorado and called the mile high state home until I was 16. After that life has taken all sorts of twists and turns. I played ice hockey at the Okanagan Hockey Academy from ages 16-18, served a LDS mission in Armenia from 20-22, got a BA in Russian from Brigham Young University and then a MSc in Russian and East European Studies and an MBA from the University of Oxford. I have worked on my own start-ups, from Two Tie Guys during undergrad to an award winning idea in VRTU - virtual reality therapy for those with Alzheimers. I have worked on a Presidential Campaign, interned at Harvard Business School Online, and speak 5 languages. Through all of this my camera was my only constant companion.
My early work was mainly focused on exploring the places I was visiting and generally focused on historic architecture and how it fits in our modern world. There wasn't a church or old house I would pass without trying to capture it. This was my entry into photography. As I grew as a photographer, I realized I wanted to explore more how humans interact with their world around them, especially in trying circumstances or times. My mission is to capture the positivity, creativity, and innovative nature of the human spirit.
I am currently working on finishing two documentaries - one started in 2017 called Mobile Africa and another one started in April 2020, Social Fabric, looking at how businesses in my Berlin home neighborhood are not only surviving the COVID-19 crisis, but serving an important social role in our neighborhood. Social Fabric was completed in July 2020 and is currently being considered for film festivals.