I was born in a small town in Upstate New York and discovered my love for photography when I was a sophomore in high school. I was placed in a digital photography class to fill a gap in my schedule and haven’t looked back since. I began assisting the local wedding photographer on the weekends and realized that photography as a career might not mean life in a cardboard box.
In 2006 I went to Cazenovia College where I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree studying photography. Upon graduation, I opened my own portrait studio and ran a successful business for two years before heading off to New York City to complete an internship with National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry. Not long after my internship, I began my graduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and graduated with my MFA in photography in May of 2014. Currently, I teach middle and high school art and serve on the Cazenovia College faculty as an adjunct instructor teaching photography.