My love for photography began years ago when I received my first digital camera. The concept of capturing, editing and printing an image intrigued me, but it was not until I learned to dive and took a camera underwater that my true passion was born. I strive to capture images that are unique, creative and thought-provoking, hoping to raise awareness to the importance of conserving and preserving the health and vitality of our ocean environment.
The underwater world is fascinating to me. I enjoy the challenges of photographing wide angle reefs and wrecks but also have a deep adoration for the tiniest creatures in the sea. I am a bit of a perfectionist, continually learning, experimenting and trying different techniques. It is gratifying to have received national and international recognition for my photography, and am fortunate my images have been published in books, magazines, calendars, brochures, newsletters, postcards, on websites and have been selected for juried art exhibitions. I attribute much to the people around me, their support and encouragement is an inspiration. I live in the small town of Salem, Missouri nowhere near the sea, but have been fortunate to have traveled to many amazing destinations around the world.