Years ago, on a trip to Tibet, my 15-year old point & shoot Ricoh film camera broke. With the help of some medical tape, a little ingenuity, and a lot of luck, I was able to use the camera through the end of the trip (see my Everest photo).

When I returned home, I joined the digital and amateur photography worlds, purchasing my first digital SLR camera and taking the New York Institute of Photography's professional photography course.

From the beginning, my photography interests coincided with my adventure travel interests. I soon found myself drawn most to photographing local people and animals. While I am at home, my two Jack Russell terriers make excellent practice models (when I can catch them).

After a trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro followed by a safari in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro, I realized that wildlife conservation photography was my true passion. At this point, I have traveled to all seven continents and now donate some of my photos to international wildlife conservation organizations.