I grew up near Philadelphia, PA, being exposed to photography (No pun intended.) because both my father and paternal grandfather were avid amateur photographers. I started shooting in elementary school with a Kodak Brownie that had been my mother's when she was young. I moved up to a 35mm point-and-shoot, and then bought my first 35mm SLR in high school.
After high school, I followed the respectable course of going to college and grad school to become an aerospace engineer. I landed a job with McDonnell Douglas in Long Beach, CA, and had fun developing and using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes. After seven years of interesting work, I had the urge to move on and find something more fulfilling to do with my life.
I took a year-long leave-of-absence and traveled around the world in order to figure out what I wanted to do when I grew up. I visited Africa (Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania), Alaska, Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), Europe (Germany, Italy, and Switzerland), and Great Britain (England and Scotland). I discovered that traveling and photography were a whole lot of fun, so after that first year, I quit my job and sold my house to become unemployed and homeless, and continued traveling. (I don't know why the unemployed and homeless are considered disadvantaged — I was having a ball!) I revisited Alaska by driving through the Canadian Rockies and up the AlCan, and made it to Deadhorse on Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean to see the sun not set on the Summer Solstice. I revisited Africa (Namibia, South Africa, and Uganda), and visited Australia and New Zealand.
Three years after getting out of aerospace, I moved to the Denver, CO, area and set up a nature photography business.
Subsequent travel has taken me back to many favorite locations and to the new destinations of Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Iceland, Norway (Svalbard Islands and the mainland), Rwanda, and South Georgia.
I currently live full time in an RV so that my office can be near shooting opportunities throughout western North America.
My images are distributed world wide through Robert Harding World Imagery, a partner of Getty Images. My work has appeared in Nature's Best Photography and has been displayed in the Smithsonian Insititution and The Wildlife Experience. It was also featured in the HGTV (Home and Garden TV) Dream Home 2007. I was named one of NANPA's (North American Nature Photography Association) top ten photographers in 2009.