Grew up in Western Suburban Chicago Illinois and have loved photography since high school. Educated as a Dietitian in Northwest Wisconsin and fell in love with the outdoors. As a trained scientist I currently work in and have focused for years on various areas of medical research. In 2008 decided to immerse myself in my love for nature and photography benefiting from the escape that it provides for me. I get lost in my photography, where hours can pass and miles are walked without noticing. My passion for sharing the beauty of the world is equal to my passion to help others through research.