I was born in St. Joseph, Missouri and have devoted nearly twenty years to the study of photographic theory and practice. I have passed on that passion and knowledge through teaching at the college level for over a decade. I am an artist who feels strongly about the role of the arts thriving in rural communities and desire to bring arts education and outreach to the Northwestern Missouri region.
My artistic practice ranges from commercial clients that include specialization in portraiture and still life photography. Additionally, my fine art projects investigate the relationship where words and images converge, where memories become mythologies, and how environments contribute to personal narratives that result in intimate books