Born and raised in a once bustling rust belt town in northern Illinois, I had zero exposure to the wide open landscapes of the Western U.S. Instead, I was mostly surrounded by crumbling parking lots and run down strip malls. After collecting a few overpriced pieces of wall paper from various Midwestern institutions of higher learning, 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.
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).