I grew up in Montana and moved to Seattle back in 1999. I quickly found a love for the outdoors with hiking and backpacking. It was during a trip to climb Mt. Adams where I witnessed an amazing sunset with Mt. Hood in the background, my tent set up and wonderful snow. All I had was a smartphone to take a photo. As soon as I got back to Seattle, I purchased my first DSLR camera and haven't looked backed. I learned to appreciate the clouds and what they can do for a photo or how a single leaf on the ground can be the main subject. The joy of learning photography has quickly become a passion and have given me a new purpose while enjoying the amazing outdoors of the Pacific Northwest.