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As a professional photographer, I take my work and reputation seriously. That’s why I’m a member of the Professional Photographers of America and continually hone my skills—both behind the camera and in post-processing. My business is licensed and insured, and a proud member of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.


I’ve lived behind the lens for over 15 years. I got my start as a nature photographer and expanded my expertise as I discovered the joys of capturing the details of all facets of life—people, places, action.

In an age of micro-niches, my philosophy is “Don’t fence me in.” I love all styles of photography and I love making digital art with my images. I relish the challenge of dancing between the different aspects of this craft. That’s why I don’t limit myself to a single niche. I’m a stronger photographer and artist for constantly working in a variety of scenarios.


Outside of my professional life, I’m an avid motorcyclist, naturalist, and adventurer. I’ve been blogging about my adventures on Val in Real Life for well over a decade as well as on Propane and Bourbon with my life partner, J. Brandon. Together we run Sierra Mountain Passes dedicated to travel in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

I also fervently believe in giving back to my community. I volunteer for the Gila Native Plant Society, the Silver City Watershed Keepers, and I serve on the Board of Directors of the Silver City Art Association. I also donate a portion of my proceeds to various local charities.