After growing up in northern Minnesota and graduating from the University of North Dakota with a degree in English, I came to California and taught elementary school for two years. In 1971, I entered the U S Army at the end of the war in Viet Nam, one of the last few individuals to be drafted. Serendipity favored me with a posting as a military still photographer . I was stationed in Viet Nam for 13 months as a general staff photographer and combat photojournalist. My shooting assignments were extremely interesting and varied. This life-changing experience fueled my desire to pursue a career in photography.
Upon returning to the U.S., and resuming a teaching career, my interest in photography held. To pursue my career in photography I attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA for two years. After working as an assistant to several commercial photographers in Hollywood, I opened my own studio in the Inland Empire in 1979. I have been shooting professionally ever since.
I have been married since 1981 and have two teenagers. I currently live in San Bernardino, CA. My interests are backpacking and Astronomy. I am the editor for the San Bernardino Valley Amateur Astronomy club newsletter, The Observer.
With my scope, at a club star party
Center, backpacking with my brothers in the High Sierras