I have always felt an immediate spiritual connection with the wilderness and while exploring and communing there I often see compositions that strike a chord within me. To capture the music of each scene with my camera is especially thrilling and satisfying. When I transform the images into finished prints, their harmonies continue to resonate within me, and I enjoy sharing them with others. I moved to Burlington, Vermont in 1985 in search of a lifestyle that included mountains and a large body of water. My formal training in photography is from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale where I earned a degree in underwater and commercial photography. I also graduated from the State University of New York in Plattsburgh with a degree in Environmental Science. I was a staff photographer at the University of Georgia for five years, and then opened a commercial photography studio in Burlington, VT.