About Me - LJK

Born and raised in a once bustling rust belt town in northern Illinois, my childhood environment was filled more with crumbling parking lots and run down strip malls than with granite peaks and clear, cool trout streams. Upon graduating from the University of Illinois, I went on to earn  my J.D. at the University of Michigan. The day after completing the New York Bar Exam, I stumbled into a job in the oil & gas industry. That adventure started in north eastern Colorado and has since taken me all over the Rocky Mountain states.  

I now live in Vernal, UT. One thing I love about the Uinta Basin is that its landscapes are still relatively "undiscovered" when compared to many other areas I've visited.

My work has been featured on Smithsonian.com's Photo of the Day page, 500px.com's Editors' Choice page, Arizona Highways' Photo of the Day page, KSL.com, KSL-TV, U.S. Department of Interior social media pages, Utah.com, recreation.gov, nwf.org, and various publications of the National Forest Foundation. My image of Wagon Wheel Point in Dinosaur National Monument is featured in the upcoming book FLYING HOME: The Colorado Plateau from Above and Below, written by Craig Childs and published by Peaks, Plateaus & Canyons Associations (PPCA).

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