“Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.”― Aldo Leopold
Childhood and adolescence found me bounding through forests and over summits of New Hampshire’s rugged White Mountains. With camera in hand, I recorded flora, fauna, and the exquisite moments of natural beauty throughout each dramatic season. The viewfinder and lens focused my curiosity into an everlasting appreciation of the ecology and interconnectedness of our fragile world.
My life’s adventures and vocations have spanned time and geography. No matter the occupation: student or traveler, landscape architect or boat captain, scuba instructor or science teacher; the camera has always been an inseparable part of my existence.
Currently, in my role as the Living Classroom Teacher at the Montessori School of Maui, I find great satisfaction in witnessing and facilitating the next generation of artists, scientists, philosophers, economists, and leaders. This noble pursuit continues to challenge and hone my skill sets, beliefs, and values as an educator and integrated community member. Equally important, I develop creative and technical expression with the camera through school events, scientific observation, and the capture of special moments.
Life’s calling has led me to be a teacher. The passion that drives me, however, is photography and the time between sessions creates space to explore, hone, and share my artistic vision.