I was raised in corn country (a.k.a. rural Ohio). After graduation I had a daughter and moved to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati where I earned a degree in fine arts and history. Then, I had that dreaded day job but at night and the weekends I was working at a local TV station to create a show, The Travel Junkie.
That's when my mother passed away. To deal with the loss I wrote a screenplay and friends encouraged to enter the script into a contest. One of judges called and suggested that I move to Hollywood.
Once settled, I attended the University of California at Los Angeles while working my way through several jobs -- from being an extra, to production assistant and script reader. I had three screenplays optioned.
Then, I met Juliet. It was a whirlwind.
I was burnt out so we moved to Santa Fe. I became the photographer, and she was the writer for a travel blog, Southwest Compass.
That's when brain cancer hit.
Fast forward to 2016 when we moved to the Boston area for better medical care. I'm in remission but I had to relearn everything -- including photography. We now live on the North Shore and I'm back on my feet -- more or less.
So, my journey continues.
My Story and Battle: Relearning Photography After Brain Cancer
Shot By Shot: Relearning Photography
My story about my battle with brain cancer and relearning photography. It was originally a blog.
Now you can download the book for free.
A portion of the proceeds from my photography is donated to the ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association).