I was born in Canton, Ohio but grew up all over the country. My mother was a bit of a free spirit and on a voyage of self discovery. So, I lived in Phoenix, on a commune in Denver, and also lived in Mexico briefly by the ocean. When I was in elementary school we moved to Huntsville, Arkansas to get back to nature, and then to various other locations in Arkansas. We finally landed in North Carolina where I attended high school. As an adult, I came to New York and studied at Hunter College where I had the great fortune to learn photography from Roy DeCarava. I ultimately fell in love with New York and have put down roots and made a family here.