I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon. Also known as the Emerald City. Where tie-dye flourishes and the Grateful Dead and the Kesey family influenced the culture of the city into a way of life.
Living in the Pacific Northwest taught me to appreciate all four seasons. I can smell when it’s going to rain and appreciate the tulips and daffodils after a long grey winter. Growing up I spent the summers with my family camping at Blue River Reservoir where we spent all day on the boat tubing and eating sandwiches for lunch. No one can make a better homemade sandwich than my mom.
At 28 I decided to go back to school and finish my degree. I honed my photography. Flew to Cordova, Alaska to photograph wildlife and fish for halibut in the Prince William Sound. Spent my Friday nights photographing the local high school football games. Learned how to code. Went to New York and ate the best pastrami sandwich at Carnegie Deli. In 2016 I graduated with honors from the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon.
After graduating I decided to chase a dream and move to Los Angeles. With only what I could fit in my beloved Betty, a blue Jeep Liberty, I made the 900+ mile drive.
I love the big city lights and palm trees but I'm at home among the stars and fir trees. I'm a sucker for tacos and a bit of a snob when it comes to coffee, wine, and beer. These days I like to relax on my patio surrounded by my succulents with my feet in the kiddie pool and my dog, Bruce, by my side.