A special privilege I deeply appreciate having is the opportunity to help fellow photographers connect with, and learn from one another. There's always something new to learn for each of us. I'm very grateful and thoroughly enjoy helping others explore the fascinating and limitless world of photography.
Raised in Arizona, I grew up genuinely appreciating the magnificent sunsets, striking landscape and abundance of life of the Sonoran and Mojave Deserts. A dyed-in-the-wool technogeek, I was thrilled to get my own camera in elementary school. I've been deeply fascinated by the the combined magic and science that is photography, ever since.
After many years of climbing the corporate ladder in technology and project management, I “pivoted” into photography full time. Together with my partner, Nicholas, we own and operate a seven-studio rental and educational facility in Phoenix AZ. We host events, teach photography, workflow and creative editing techniques, and lead a nationwide photography group. We also enjoy leading travel workshops all over the American Southwest. I'm a licensed fixed-wing pilot and hold two degrees in Aerospace Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
The combination of our in-studio work and frequent travel needs led Nicholas and I to evaluate several camera systems in search of the best fit. We have to consider many things at once, including image quality, battery life, lens availability, camera body ergonomics, weight factors, user menu design, and of course affordability. After several months of research and testing all of the big brands, we selected LUMIX as the far-and-away winner for us. Their lineup of micro four-thirds bodies are unsurpassed in performance, portability and compatibility; and the new full-frame cameras are flat out amazing!
Having been an avid user since 2014, I am sincerely honored to be a LUMIX Ambassador. While the best camera is always the one you have with you - feel free to ask me about why I choose LUMIX for all of my professional work. =)
Owner, It Just Clicks LLC
Co-Owner, Parkwood Photography Studios
Co-Founder, Capture!PhotoCon educational conference
Vice President, Photographers Adventure Club LLC
PACGivesBack Charitable Initiatives
Panasonic LUMIX Ambassador Team Member
Valued Corporate and Charity Associations Include
Down Syndrome Network of AZ
Flashes of Hope
Habitat for Humanity
Savage Universal Corporation