I'm a freelance documentary photographer based on the Big Island of Hawaii. My work explores eclectic people and unusual places, using color, graphics and composition, along with a passion for visual storytelling, to create images with energy and soul. I've contributed to a variety of media outlets including Travel Oregon, Portland Mercury, Willamette Week, Oregon Music News and Vortex Music Magazine.
I have a Master's in Social Work from the University of Michigan; my clinical work focused on empowering families living in poverty and crisis in Portland, Oregon. Prior to this, I taught English as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa and Swaziland, Southern Africa. I first studied film photography at the University of Michigan and continued taking classes at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon and currently at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Located off-grid on a two-acre farm in a rural district of the island, I'm available for commissions worldwide.