"Frankly there isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love, once you've heard their story." 
This is a quote the education legend Fred Rogers carried around in his wallet and remains a testament to the care and recognition he saw in others and how he acted toward them. It's also the same sentiment I carry when I walk out into the world each day in telling stories with the images of life pouring from the seams of others' lives. It's a great honor to be able to tell how great we are when we see the details in our actions and that's exactly my focus with photography.

The background of my vision is deeply rooted in education. With hard work and dedication I earned a professional degree in Architecture from Kansas State University, learning how to shape the space with live & work in with the built world. I recognize the importance how we use space, how that space affects us, and encompassing our desires as we live a life of virtue. Acting with purpose & determination to achieve moments memorable enough to preserve.

Following up my education, I graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Fine Arts degree, which shaped my spirit as much as I shaped the materials that represented my time. The life & essence of the school's founder, Benjamin Franklin, is very much a part of every graduate from UPENN, as we learned the great importance of education and the responsibility to pass it along to others in our lives. Once again, this is at the heart of how I see the medium of photography as tools to create, inspire, and carry out the vision that is life by capturing the stamp of time. All life has immense importance, but the human spirit is like nothing in the universe that we know and it is our purpose to recognize our efforts as best we can so others can reflect forward.  
Upon completion of my graduate work  at UPENN I was chosen to attend the prestigious Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture founded by artist Ben Shahn. This opportunity provided me the valuable experience of exploring form with the natural environment of nature of which everything lives. It is from this ultimate experience that I learned the responsibility of being a professional artist as well as finding the bonds of lifetime friendships. This is at the heart of every family and the reason I capture memories that never expire because its your history with the medium of photography with vision and certainty.
Thank you!
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