The journey into this career took a few twists and turns for me. With the high school dream of being a National Geographic photographer, I invested in my first Pentax 35mm in 1977. The darkroom was a natural fit and my dreams were fueled by many trips throughout the Midwestern landscape and the prints I ended up with. After high school, other career options were presented.
When the opportunity to take over the family’s oil business cropped up, I chose to run it with the thought of pursuing photography on the side. A few years went by, and being a family man with an already full plate, my photography dreams went to the back burner…until recently.
Exhausting my vision for the corporate world, I decided to re-enter the land of photography and purchased a new DSLR Pentax. A career change now allows me to pursue my long-time photography dream…traveling the world and capturing its varied beauty. The challenge of bringing a scene to print that will transport any viewer to a place or memory has truly become a passion worth pursuing.
Married to my high school sweetheart, Chris, we are currently living in Redding, CA , (for the winter) with plans to relocate to Franklin, TN, this spring. We have two children: Quintin and Brianna, along with a dog, Max.
After a humanitarian/mission trip to Africa, I submitted a photo of a young lion cub to National Geographic and was recognized with being one of the “editor’s daily dozen” picks. A dream was realized…