I went to the California State University of Northridge and got a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. For 10 years I worked as a graphic designer and occasional retoucher. I handled projects from concept to completion ranging from a few hundred pieces to a quarter million pieces, and I loved it. I excelled at solving problems and providing solutions that clients loved all while coming in under budget and over expectations. I loved press checks, and I loved the smell of ink on a freshly printed project. I loved finding sustainable solutions for projects, and I loved pushing printers past what they thought could be done. I was passionate about the work I did.
Then I picked up the camera, and I started cheating on my first love. When I started shooting pictures I felt like the journey I had been on since high school was starting a new chapter. I love connecting with people, and the camera provides an opportunity for new connections every time I pick it up.