After an early career in social work, I became an instructional designer, working mainly in the scientific and educational fields. I have an art background as well and have done various forms of artwork throughout my life, focusing on graphic design and photography in recent years. I am now retired and take on freelance projects from time to time.
I love the immersion that comes when I find a scene that fully captures my attention and move from picture taking to photograph making. I have always been drawn to color and shape—and abstract art in general—leading me to seek out patterns in subjects as varied as flowers, bricks, and rusted cars. This makes macro/close-up photography a natural fit. I also love to travel and am always on the lookout for interesting people and scenes to shoot. Finally, I enjoy the process of editing photos as much as taking them, and teach Photoshop privately.
Note: All images on this site are for sale in various sizes, either matted or framed. Please contact me through the Contact page for pricing information.
I spent most of my career working at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (aka National Center for Atmospheric Research) in Boulder, CO where I collaborated with scientists to produce online educational programs about weather and climate for an international audience of university students and faculty, forecasters, and other scientists.
The most fascinating part of my job was co-leading the African Satellite Meteorology Education & Training (ASMET) project. For 21 years, I guided African meteorology instructors in developing online programs aimed at improving weather forecasting on the continent. I made numerous trips to their training institutes in Kenya, Niger, South Africa, La Réunion, and Morocco, which fed my interest in different cultures and love of travel.
I have created user interfaces and graphics for online educational programs, and promotional materials for non-profit organizations.