I'm a bird nerd, a seal whisperer, a half marathon finisher, poker shark, a skater, surfer, and lover of chocolate. When I play Words With Friends, I play to win.
The astounding nature and landscapes of San Luis Obispo county, the state of California, and beyond continuously inspire me. This world is a beautiful place and I thoroughly enjoy documenting that and sharing it with others.
I love to be outdoors, with my feet and tripod in the water, capturing a sunset or the Milky Way late into the night. My passion for capturing the night sky has spilled over into teaching workshops and sharing that experience in a group environment. Standing In Awe - Perseid Meteor Shower SelfieStanding In Awe - Perseid Meteor Shower Selfie Teaching has been an unforeseen blessing along my photography journey.
The meteor photo on this page was captured during the 2015 Perseid Meteor shower in one fateful exposure. I am honored to have been awarded Top Shot by National Geographic for this image by being the highest voted photo from the previous day's Daily Dozen editor picks.
I'm based in Grover Beach, CA where I reside with my wife and two kids, whom I drag along with me on adventures of all sorts. They keep me on my toes and make my life richer.