The Pacific Northwest is my home and I love it here. My parents grew up in the foothills of the Cascades so we went on a lot of family camping trips and hikes when I was young. My first solo backpacking trips were in my teenage years, and soon I realized I needed a camera to share photos of the beautiful places I was visiting. I feel old admitting that I started with a film camera and shot slides for a few years. I love exploring wild places and especially looking for wildlife to photograph.