About Me

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.

About This Site

This site has seen many iterations over the years. I started and scrapped several redesigns between 2010 and 2015 before finally making it a priority. I ended up writing my own static site generator in PHP with an admin interface utilizing a PostgreSQL database. The generated site is plain old HTML5 with a little Javascript. I'm using Bootstrap to simplify layout and Photoswipe for the photo slideshows.