I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska until my first love--hockey--took me on a journey around the world. When l I suffered a career-ending injury in 2013 I was forced to make a new life for myself. As fate would have it, my new life would be a photographic one. After three years spent photographing corporate events, I seized an opportunity to become a staff photographer for a local alt-weekly in Alaska, called the Anchorage Press. Within months I found myself not only doing photostories but also contributing written articles. Photographically, my interests parallel my writing and I often find myself digging deep into edgy stories with a counter-culture slant. Sometimes it means interviewing inmates in a medium-security prison or making friends with burly tattooed men. I guess you could say I got my sense of adventure and love of confronting stereotypes from 20 years pent being the only girl ballsy enough to step in front of 90mph slapshots.