I am a Bozeman, MT based photographer specializing in landscape and western event photography in the Northern Rocky Mountain region, Pacific Northwest and the Colorado Plateau. Originally from central Wisconsin, I was taught to appreciate the value of nature at an early age. An avid outdoorsman, I was mentored by my parents and grandparents, who all exhibited a healthy respect for the balance between man and nature. In 1991, I obtained a Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture/Natural Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My view of the natural landscape and its relationship to our complex and changing world has been influenced by the writings of Aldo Leopold and John Muir, both Wisconsin natives. Artistically, I have been influenced by many artists including Owen Gromme, Jonathon Wilde and Elliot Porter, and may other contemporaries. Photographically, I am constantly evolving and strive to communicate emotional experiences that envelop me during my many trips and treks. A lover of the western lifestyle, I am very much at home in Southwest Montana and enjoy all aspects of the western culture and the natural beauty contained in the northern Rocky Mountain region. I am a constant traveler who has learned to appreciate the special qualities that all geographies, and their people, exhibit.