Haley Golden (b. 1985) is a self-taught photographer and certified Naturalist who spent her childhood on a farm in the lower Catskills, just 100 miles north of NYC. Growing up surrounded by natural beauty, she internalized a reverence for her environment. Longing to explore the west, she moved to Portland, Oregon to earn her BA in Anthropology with a focus in Art History. She has lived, studied, and worked in places from Alaska to South America to Southeast Asia. California, where she now resides, has served as a great muse for exploring her identity as a photographer.