I was ten when I began documenting my family in Hawaii with my first camera. Photography became my career when I started working at a Navy sponsored research and development laboratory while still in college at the University of Hawaii. I received a second bachelors degree, this time from Brooks Institute of Photography and headed to New York in the early 80s. There I assisted some of the finest commercial photographers in the world before returning to the West coast. Five years assisting and shooting in Los Angeles led me back to Santa Barbara where I accepted a full-time teaching position at Brooks Institute in 1990. That same year I married Santa Barbara artist, Lisbeth Scheid. My two favorite photographic subjects, Evan and Landis, were born in ’92 and ’97. My work has been published in a number of magazines including American Photo and has been exhibited in Santa Barbara at Brooks Institute and the Contemporary Arts Forum. I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to go around the world (twice!) with Semester At Sea. I have also taught a workshop at the Light and Life Academy in Ooty, India.