With a deep love for the wilderness rooted from an upbringing in Idaho, my photography goes beyond the recreational values of life on the road and adventures. Growing up in a family of eight, I learned at a very early age to appreciate nature by spending family time camping and exploring the outdoors. The days of my youth consisted of stuffing the Suburban full of outdoor gear, kids, dogs and good food for extended camping trips. Nature is in my blood. I am committed to exploring cultures and the vast spaces of the world. My photography focuses heavily on this exact mission - to examine the intimacy of relationships between both people and places that we come to know and love.

An explorer at heart, I have rappelled waterfalls in the jungles of Ecuador, explored Machu Picchu's ruins, zipped through the rice patty fields of Vietnam via motorbike and backpacked Cambodia. I've ridden elephants in Thailand, lived in China, Peru, Ecuador and Hawaii, surfed the warm waves of Costa Rica where I saw my first sloth, and swam with sting rays in Nicaragua. I have skied in the shadow of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps where I mostly just had drool flying off my face from the lovesickness. I have fished some of the best rivers in the Northwest and skied the Vallee Blanche of Chamonix, France where my love affair with alpinism exploded even more.

I believe in the human experience. I believe in creating a space that fosters real connections with others. Much of my early years in photography were spent shooting documentaries, volunteering as a humanitarian filmmaker and photographer in places like Haiti, Tuvalu, Marshall Islands, Peru, Ecuador, and Guatemala. Too many stories are left untold - I want to tell them. I do all this with a camera in hand. Photography is my tool and writing is my voice. My knack for story telling and creative directing is all about raw, honest moments, run and gun style in wild environments. I am sponsored by Huckberry, Teva, Lowepro Bags, Peak Design and Westcomb.

 

Based in SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Available for assignments locally and worldwide.

 

Clients Include

Subaru | Marriott Traveler | LL Bean | REI | American Express | Sports Illustrated Kids | Ski Utah | Hulu | Matador Network| Brighton Resort | Adidas | The Climbing Academy | Sunski | REI Outessa | RiSe | Huckberry | Teva | Neff Headwear | GrindTV | Lowepro Bags | VSCO | Ford | Without Walls | Urban Outfitters | Wanderlust | Stetson | Tenkara Rod Co | Fishers Technology | Flipagram | Greyhound | Stanley Brand | Treeline Outdoors | Dolly Varden Outdoor Clothing | Newmark Models | Publish Brand | Poler Stuff | Proof Eyewear | Camp Brand Goods | Topo Designs | Feral Watches | Cotopaxi | Vintage Surfari Wagons | Good Neighbors | Kammok | Ken Paves Salon | Ascend Adventure Travel | The Institute of Self-Reliant Agriculture | Students in Free Enterprise | Folk Magazine | Peak Design 

 

WRITING

Peak Design | RV Adventures in the SawtoothsLowepro BagsIf My Bag Could Talk | Foam Magazine | Guide to Joshua Tree | 12 Hours in Los Angeles | Tenkara Fly Fishing | Best Swimming Holes in the U.S. | Best Hot Springs in the U.S. | Provence Shelter | Yosemite Guide | One Thing You Can't Miss: Costa Rica | Insiders Guide to Grand Canyon National Park | Backpacking the Great Basin | Kinfolk | Urban Outfitters | Sister Style | Long Road Home | New Years Adventure | Top 10 Costa Rica Guide | Guide to the Grand Canyon | 4th of July Style | Big Bear Lake 2015 Official Lodging & Visitors Guide | Camp Brand Goods | Off Switch Magazine | Verily Mag | Vagabundo Magazine | GrindTV | Tips on Adjusting to Life in an Adventure Town | Adventure Photographer's Tips on Putting Down the Camera |  Shopping in Sugar House | Free Activities in Salt Lake City | Salt Lake City's Historic Sites | Salt Lake City After Dark | SLC Neighborhoods | Finding Zen in Salt Lake City | Wildhorn Outfitters: Chillin' in Zion | Discover the island of Oahu

 

Education

BYU-Hawaii: International Cultural Studies, Communications and Intercultural Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution, Summa Cum Laude