I grew up in a very small town in Lake Crystal, Minnesota (YES, I love the snow). I attended college at Mankato State University Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree and specializing in photography. At the end of college, I worked at the Mankato Free Press as a photojournalist, which gave me great experience with news/events/sports/portrait photography.
My passion for nature/wildlife photography that has taken me to some great locations around the world. I have traveled to Nepal, Bangkok, Virgin Islands, Iceland, Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Yosemite NP, Yellowstone NP, Rocky Mountain NP, Arches NP, Craters of the Moon NP, Devils Tower NP, Glacier NP, Badlands NP, Smoky Mountains NP, and Mammoth Cave NP.
One of the other things I really like to do is cook. I have worked as a cook for years and that helped pay for my photography back in my college years. I still very much enjoy being in the kitchen. I have acquired a passion for cooking because it is a different type of creative outlet for me...and my wife loves it too...ha!
I am currently a Senior Photographer/Creative Liaison at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (2006-present). I shoot all types of photography: photojournalism, public relations, medical, research, in-studio portraits (strobes), location portraits (strobes and/or continuous lighting), sports, travel, editorial, commercial, and celebrity photography. (SJCRH Portfolio) My job has made a powerful impact on my life. I hope to make a difference using photography to raise awareness and draw attention to children that have catastrophic disease. We live in such a visual world these days and photography can be a powerful resource.