I was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I have a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota and an M.F.A. in Documentary Photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. I moved to Houston in 2000 where I am a freelance photographer and teach photography classes at Rice University’s School of Continuing Studies. My photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art and the Phoenix Art Museum.