I have been hiding behind a viewfinder since I was very, very young. While in college I studied Arbus, Cunningham, and Michaels to name just a few. The darkroom was a solitary, meditative place filled with magic. Soaking up all things photographic, I became a human sponge visiting museums and galleries, started a camera collection and began accumulating photography books. I have been teaching photography at the college level for the past thirteen years with high hopes that the passion to create becomes instilled within my students. I try to never leave home without a camera, in fact when that rare event occurs, panic sets in.