Born and raised in Colorado, there are few parts of this amazing state I haven’t lived, photographed, or recreated in at one time or another. I grew up outside of Boulder and never missed a chance to get outdoors. After graduating from the University of Colorado with a degree in marketing I started my ski bum career in Vail where I met my wonderful wife. After a brief departure to Missoula, MT to attend the Rocky Mountain School of Photography we moved to Durango where I was a staff photographer for the Durango Telegraph. My background in photojournalism includes work for The Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, Paddler Magazine, The Rocky Mountain Chronicle and many more. With the arrival of our baby girl we relocated back to the Front Range to be closer to family and now happily call Fort Collins home.
i like my bike
There is nothing like endless single track through fields of wild flowers. Durango and Crested Butte are some of my favorite places to ride and Moab is a phenomenal distraction. My road bike accumulates a little more dust than my mountain bike but it gets to see Horsetooth Reservoir often enough. The bike only gives way to high water season when my kayak harasses me to head out to the the Poudre River. Winter months are spent watching the skies and snow report in hopes my board or tele gear get to head up the hill.
If I had an ounce of musical talent, which I don’t, I would have ditched the camera long ago and replaced it with a six string, steel guitar. That doesn’t stop me from being an avid fan however, and soaking up as much live music as possible. From jazz to folk to everthing in between there is very little that isn’t on my phone, including: Mason Jennings, Trampled By Turtles, Miles Davis, The White Stripes, String Cheese, Johnny Cash, Joshua Redman, Beastie Boys, Black Keys, Beck, Widespread Panic, John Coltrane, The Gourds, Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, Michael Franti, Dave Matthews, Waylon Jennings, Umphry’s McGee, Man Man, and so many more.
what was i saying
Oh yeah, the camera. Since I can remember I’ve had a camera in my hands. Tucked in my Camelbak, stowed in a Pelican case inside my kayak, or en route to a picturesque mountain wedding the camera gear is always by my side. The ability to capture action, beauty, and human emotion and share it with my clients is my true passion. Any opportunity to tuck myself away behind my camera, dissolve into the scene, and capture the authenticy of a moment is where I strive to be.