The year was 1981 and as a high school student I enrolled in a photography and developing class using my Dad's Nikkormat 33mm film camera……my interest in photography peaked and I began taking photos seriously. My attention from the mid-80's and through the 90's was focused on a BMX and Mountain Bike racing career and I was shooting mostly video at the time.
In 2006 I turned my attentions from shooting video back to photos and purchased my first quality DSLR and rekindled my first love; photography. My focus then began to shift from racing bikes to photographing all things bike and race related. Nowadays I even bring out my old friend, the 35mm Nikkormat from time to time and love to explore the use of film versus digital.
My photography work has taken me all over the United States from California to Texas and even to Prague, Czechoslovakia. I am lucky to have become a regular fixture within the industry and have picked up many big clients along the way. I am very proud to say that I recently scored the cover shot of Cyclocross Magazine. Some of my clients have included: Horizon Broadcasting; Pinkbike.com, USA Cycling; Voler Apparel; Felt Bicycles; The Oregon Enduro; 1859 magazine; Marin Bicycles; Oregon Special Olympics; Giant Bicycles; USA Cycling; the Giro d’Italia and Zuma Press - the largest independent wire service in the world.
I also shoot architecture and real estate.
In my spare time I love to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as hiking, skiing and exploring near my home in Bend, Oregon with our family dog where possible. I am a devoted father and husband to my two teenage boys and my wife. I also love to shoot other sports such as soccer and am inspired by my beautiful surroundings to improve my landscape photography.
Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR)
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA)
Association Internationale De La Press Sportive (AIPS)
(International Sports Press Association)