I retired in September of 2014 after working 40 years for the State of Minnesota. Since that time, I have been able to pursue the things I have always wanted to do. Life truly begins at retirement.
I have enjoyed photography since I was old enough to hold a camera. Since retirement, I have been able to devote time to honing my skills. I have been able to work with some extraordinary photographers: Ian Plant, Alain Briot, and Serge Ramelli. I have gone with them to France (Paris and Normandy), Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Death Valley, Valley of Fire in Nevada, in and around Antelope Canyon in Arizona, the South Dakota Badlands, Lone Pine California, and the north shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. I have had the good fortune to learn from people who are masters of their craft and to travel to locations I have longed to photograph.
I have had the good fortune to travel to many extraordinary places and I I'm excited to share the experiences with you. My goal with these photographs is to help people stop and look at the beauty of the world we live in. At a time when there is so much division, I want to build bridges through a shared appreciation of the beauty surrounding us.
I am a member of The AZ Gallery and my work is on display there all year except the month of March.