"Adventure is Great medicine "

 

I am an adventure photographer. I capture the struggle and synergy between man and nature--often in nature. It is my goal to illustrate the power of adversity to shape our greatest strengths and achievements. I am available for assignments and projects worldwide.

When I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 16 the doctors told me that I would never be able to live an independent, adventurous life. I would have to avoid risk and uncertainty. Hospitals and pharmacies would be my safe zones--not the high and wild places of the world.  A few weeks later, I was introduced to rock climbing in a high school gym class and I decided that if I could climb 50 feet, I could probably work up to 100 feet. If I could hike 1 mile, I could probably work up to 2 or 3.  I didn't know how I would merge a challenging auto-immune disease with a pursuit of the unknown. I honestly believed that there was something within myself that I would discover--out there in the wild--that the doctors well-meaning prognosis failed to take into account. 

What I discovered "out there" changed my life--and it's what I aim to share through my photography and stories. I discovered the adventure beyond the adrenaline. There is an entire frontier of new possibilities within every person who seeks challenge with purpose rather than avoiding it. This is the heart of adventure and it beats in many ways. My story will always be about the mountains--the pull of the abyss and the will to hang on just a little bit longer. This has shaped my passion for helping others discover and share stories from the front lines of their own conflicts. Adventure can be found wherever people are pushing back against conventional wisdom to create change. I truly hope to be part of sharing your adventure, wherever and whatever it is.

"Great things happen when men and mountains meet.

This is not done by jostling in the street."

-WILLIAM BLAKE, 1808