Born and raised on the Space Coast of Florida, I ventured to Alaska in 2011 to work as an engineer at Fort Greely after graduating from the University of Florida with a M.S. in Mathematics. I quickly developed a keen interest in exploring Alaska’s backcountry, especially the glaciers and alpine terrain of the eastern Alaska Range just an hour’s drive from my house in Delta Junction. My photography hobby slowly transformed into a more serious pursuit as I was introduced to the amazing sights and limitless adventure of Alaska, and I became a professional photographer in 2016.
I create the majority of my images while hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, and paddling around Alaska. There are simply too many people photographing bears, calving glaciers, and Denali from Wonder Lake for me to feel like I'd be contributing anything special by taking those kinds of shots myself; instead, I prefer to explore off the beaten path, hiking up ridges or crawling under glaciers to find terrain and vantage points that other photographers haven't.