At heart, I am an explorer: I love to meet new people, experience different cultures and discover new places. Through my photography, I seek to inspire new explorers -- to educate people about our world, and to interest them in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I grew to love the great outdoors. Childhood trips to exotic locations fostered an early appreciation for different places and cultures, as well as a continuing passion for travel.

In 2008, I left my job to travel the world for a year, taking photographs and writing about my experiences. During that time, I built an educational travel weblog with weekly photos, as well as historical and cultural information about the countries I visited.

I specialize in portraits of people, animals, nature and architecture from my travels to more than 70 countries. I’m particularly drawn to scenes that express the wonder, excitement, humor, and diversity of our world, whether through a brilliantly colored blossom or a poignant face in the crowd.

My collection includes thousands of images from across six continents, as well as many landscapes featuring San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California open spaces, parks and preserves. My photographs can be found at the Portola Art Gallery in Menlo Park, California, and in private collections worldwide.

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