I was born and raised in the small island town of Sitka in Southeast Alaska. My passion for photography budded at 13. Since then, I have worked to capture and share my appreciation for the beauty, value, and interconnectedness of the natural world through workshops, travel, summer work, and simply getting outside.
Significant opportunities that inspired my interest in nature and wildlife photography include being awarded a 2013 NANPA High School Scholarship and being the guest young photographer on a Tanzanian wildlife safari in 2015 led by James Martin and Jennifer Wu. I have also worked two summer seasons as a naturalist and photographer with A Whale’s Song Expeditions in Sitka and done conservation and wilderness stewardship work on the Tongass National Forest.
I hold a degree in Resource Conservation and minors in climate change studies and media arts from the University of Montana. Beyond photography, I am also interested in environmental conservation and telling more stories to communicate the relationships between people and nature and the importance of sustaining those connections in our dynamic world.