As a documentary photographer, I use my camera's lens to increase awareness, understanding and compassion across physical and social barriers.

Although I have called many places home, I was born in the deserts of Arizona and those are the are landscapes that still sing to my soul. I have spent many seasons alternating work between the bottom of the Grand Canyon and the top of the San Francisco Peaks (the highest mountains in Arizona). After years as a backcountry ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, I currently work in the conservation of native fish, vegetation and water resources in the desert southwest.  Grand Canyon remains an inspiration and a muse.  

My photography has enabled me to work on numerous international projects to benefit development and relief organizations from the Caribbean to East Africa. I currently work as a photographer for the Mariposa Foundation that helps to educate and empower adolescent girls living in extreme poverty in Dominican Republic.

Photography can impassion a wide audience of people by sharing the hidden story behind issues that I advocate-- be it health, the environment, gender equality. I am honored to use my art as a tool in social change. 


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Visit my photoblog at to read about some of the stories behind the photographs

Thank you and you can contact me with any questions or about future projects.