I am a designer, technician, and craftsman, but above all, I am a photographic artist who has always been fascinated with aesthetics and artistic expression. My bachelor's degree in design influenced my work in terms of the visual impact and my MFA in photography helped me solidify my conviction that my art should open dialogues about the way we live as a society and what we choose to value.
In addition to being an artist, I will always be an educator, because the connections and collaborations that happen while learning and teaching are what keep me alive as an artist. I believe strongly that every student, no matter their age, background, or skill level, has something valuable to contribute through the photographic arts. It is my mission as an educator to challenge and inspire each student to find powerful and authentic ways to express it. This is not a calling I take lightly.