I am from a small town in the Sand Counties of central Wisconsin. I came to La Crosse in 1999 to earn a Bachelor of Liberal Studies in mathematics and philosophy from Viterbo University. During the summers I worked as a pipefitter. Since graduating in 2003 I have also taken courses in mechanical design and computer science. I teach welding and fabrication full time at Western Technical College.
I have been practicing photography for five years. I have taken many thousands of shots in the pursuit of homing in on where to stand and when to open the shutter. Of chief concern to me is showing others what I see in such a way that frame and ground disappear.