Raised and schooled in Portland Maine. Attended Deering High School, University of Southern Maine, SMVTI and Rockport Film Institute. I studied geology and Elementary Education at USM and Electronics and EMT at SMVTI. I worked rescue and was Nationally Certified both as an EMT and National Ski Patrol. For many years I was a pilot and flew out of Portland Maine. For nearly 8 years I taught outdoor education classes, swimming, white water kayaking, technical rock climbing and cross country skiing. The outdoors for many years including my years in Colorado was my love and my home. For 5 years I worked at Camp Winona in Bridgton Maine and also taught summer outdoor seminars for NYA. Photography and Film was always my passion starting in Junior High School as a photographer and continuing film and video until present; 32 years later.