A photographer since the age of six, a writer since 12 and a poet since birth, I have always enjoyed both words and images. During a stint as a freelance writer and photographer, I was able to combine my writings with images for two national photography magazines and a local weekly newspaper. It has always been natural for me to combine words and images, and I teach several courses at the Houston Center for Photography, Jung Center of Houston and other venues.
Photographer, author, poet, business owner, coach, professional speaker....all my roles are influenced by paying attention, listening and seeing. My first photography book, "The Seeing, Not the Taking: A Guide to Seeing for Photographers," was a Staff Pick at Blurb and guides photographers on how to see with all their senses, and then use photography to share with the world what they truly see.
In early 2015, I embarked on a new career, committed to guiding people to creative solutions, whether in their personal or professional lives. I founded the Empowered Creativity Institute. www.EmpoweredCreativityInstitute.com.
Currently serving on the board of Texas Photo Society.