About Me

I grew up in the 1980s in a small midwestern town, which might be why I find Netflix’s Stranger Things delightful and not really all that strange (I promise, a portal to an alternate dimension existed in the cornfield across the street). Aside from your basic-but-charmed childhood standards—countless hours riding bikes, playing video games, and swimming in our backyard pool—I lived a creative young life. Few things made me happier than sitting down at the desk in my room to write an entertaining but heartfelt letter to a friend, found a faux magazine, record a scandalous diary entry, author a short story (most likely about a dog) or design an invitation to a strictly hypothetical party. I also wrote skits for my cousins and I to perform at family events (yes, I always starred—sometimes you have to make tough casting decisions) and recorded “hilarious” radio shows with my brother (I think the cassettes still exist, God help us). Each year of my high school experience—which included acting in plays and writing for our school magazine—has a dedicated scrapbook. I became the editor of my college newspaper and, right around that time, fell in love with photography. We’ve never left each other. 

In short(ish), I am and always have been enamored with creative communication. I love to entertain, to encourage, to inspire; I love to look at the world in unique ways and to share what I see with others. This has, in fact, become my career, and this website the grown-up version of my childhood desk. I hope you enjoy browsing through it!

“I am big enough to admit that I am often inspired by myself.”
— The Great Leslie Knope of Pawnee, Indiana

About My Work

I’ve been a professional editorial photographer in Charleston, South Carolina, for 13 years (see some of my work here). My photos have been featured in publications such as Garden & GunAmerican Songwriter, The Local Palate, Charleston Magazine and College of Charleston Magazine, and have appeared on numerous websites, including travelandleisure.com, rollingstone.com, cntraveler.com, eater.com and huffingtonpost.com. I also write personal essays, travel often and consider myself a professional creative idea churner-outer. If you’d like to hire me for any of these mad skills or simply chat about your next creative project, please contact me here. I look forward to hearing from you!

“I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.”
— Michael Scott, regional manager, Dunder Mufflin Paper Company