Originally from Mission Viejo, I went away to college at UC Davis and stayed up north for about 8 years, teaching elementary in Sac City district and at a couple private schools. Then, a few years ago my older brother and his wife called and said they were having their first child! I moved back to this area at the end of the school year and ultimately changed careers.
Far from a professional photographer, I got a DSLR to take with me on my travels to Liberia in 2013. I wanted to be able to take beautiful photographs while I was there so I took some online crash courses and started practicing. Ever since the trip, I have tried to keep up with photography practice but mostly use it with my family and at special events, camping trips, etc.
This site is mainly a space for me to share those photos that I’m proud of and view my progress on this learning journey. Hopefully we’ll see them improve over time, eh? :-p