My love of photography began with an interest in astronomy. When I was 12, I would sneak off with my parent's Konica T3 and take long exposures of the stars. I was amazed at how the camera could capture light invisible to my eyes. Growing up in a quiet rural community in the foothills of Southern Alberta, Canada, I was never short of photographic opportunities and my passion for the landscape grew. I have received several scholarships and awards, the most recent being a grant for photographic studies of subjects in Ireland, the British Isles and France.