Movies: How to Train Your Dragon; Star Wars; Star Trek II, IV, VI, VIII; John Carter; anything Pixar; anything Edgar Wright; We Bought a Zoo; LEGO Movie
Shows: Star Trek (all of ’em); Firefly; Arrested Development; Parks and Rec; Futurama; Spaced; Scrubs; Farscape; South Park; Pushing Daisies
Books: The End of Night; Where the Wild Things Were; John Carter series; Walden; Desert Solitaire; Cosmos; A New Earth; The Four Agreements
Play: Hiking; Snowboarding; Backpacking; Filmmaking; Music production; Drawing; Astrophotography
In a nutshell: A major geek who likes to feel good and play outside
Originating from New Orleans, Louisiana, I had always been curious about the enigmatic draw of the western United States. After graduating college, I was at last lured out west to begin exploring its diversity. I spent four valuable years in Phoenix, Arizona before discovering the nearly intact wildness of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, complete with wondrous mountain landscapes, rich wildlife, dark night skies, and two of the nation’s most exciting national parks! It was here that I felt more at home than anywhere on Earth and where I discovered that despite what most people believe, wildlife and the natural world still have a long road to recovery.
My camera comes with me everywhere. Not just because of the old "Ya never know." saying, but because when I look through my camera, I see the world the way I want it to be. I see majestic landscapes and detailed beauty complete with free roaming wildlife of all varieties. The viewfinder acts as a window to this pristine, natural world that I can enter into at any moment I choose. It’s my release, my getaway, and my freedom. I take my camera with me everywhere so that I can get to that place no matter where I am, or what I’m experiencing. It’s always there to keep me in balance and to continue creating the world in which I want to live. Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming have provided me with an unfathomable and never-ending amount of scenery and experiences to help me escape to. Despite the unending beauty however, I’m constantly searching for new lands to discover to add to my own, personal world. I have my camera to document the development and remind me of which direction I want to be moving in, all simply by looking through a viewfinder.
With so many people focused on so many things going wrong with the world, I prefer to see a rich, pure Mother Nature thriving around every corner. Thanks to my camera, I can capture her beauty as I want to see it and remember it in just that way.
Current Projects and Community Involvement
- Filming, editing, scoring, and producing a feature-length documentary on light pollution
- Webmaster, designer, volunteer, and astronomer for Wyoming Stargazing
- Steering committee member of Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Sustainability Project
- Co-founder and webmaster of Teton Photography Group
- Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance Conservation Leadership Institute Graduate
- 2015, June 26: CBS News
- 2015, February 18: Jackson Hole News & Guide Weekly Edition
- 2014, December 31: Jackson Hole News & Guide Weekly Edition
- 2014, October 6: KHOL 89.1 FM – TEDxJacksonHole Interview
- 2014, October 1: Jackson Hole News & Guide Weekly Edition
- 2014, April 23-29: JH Weekly