Born in Detroit, Michigan, the youngest of eight happy children, I was taught that I could become a nurse, a teacher, or a nun. As usual, I didn't pay attention. After attending college with little enthusiasm, I met an Olympus OM2 that gave me the focus and inspiration I desperately craved. I've been making and exhibiting photographs for over three decades. I'm working on my 4th film, a feature length documentary, "Acting Like Nothing is Wrong," about actor Jim Hoffmaster and the struggles of surviving childhood abuse and neglect.