I am a native of North Carolina born in Pender County and attended school in Brunswick County. I have fond memories of living near the Oak Island lighthouse. The feel of sand and the sound of the ocean always seem a bit like home. No matter where I lived in the world in all my travels I always had a set of seashells with me somewhere in my home, but now I have a few from other shores.

My love for photography began while living and traveling abroad as I captured the beauty of my experiences, acquaintances, and new locales. Over time, I realized that the most beautiful subjects in any photograph always came back to people. If a portrait could capture the character and essence of a child, a family, a person then its worth was priceless.