As a child, I found my thrill for photography when I received my first point and shoot camera. This special birthday gift eventually led me into my father’s darkroom where I learned the basics of printing black and white images. Later, due to the demands of college life, I was pulled into other interests. My love of photography returned, however, when I purchased my first digital camera for an extended trip to England. Within only a few months, I had amassed thousand of images and developed a renewed commitment to pursue this passion. Since then, my photographs have been seen in textbooks, children’s books, educational software, an international magazine, and even a soda label. I have also been the recipient of numerous photographic prizes and awards.