For myself and for my students, I aspire to encourage the engagement of
potential through a photographic practice.

Photography can create a personal vision, or fabricate a fiction; it can report truth,
and it can shape truth. Photography can be a catalyst for exploration, and a conduit
for the exchange of ideas.

I began my photography career in earnest as a freelance news photographer in Philadelphia,
then moved to Houston to work as a stringer for the Associated Press. However, the Pennsylvania
countryside kept calling, and I finally went to live closer to nature, and try organic farming.
Two photojournalist positions were offered at local newspapers while I was farming, and
I couldn’t resist accepting on a part-time basis. Eventually, it became necessary for me to give up the
physical labor of farming. I then accepted a graduate teaching assistant award offered at the
University of Florida to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Photography.
There, I discovered the joy of teaching.

At heart, I am an artist, an environmentalist, and a learner.
And now, I will be magically melding the three things I love: photography, nature, and teaching
(Just you watch!).