I grew up in a small town called Fernie in the South East corner of B.C. I have loved the outdoors as long as I can remember and have spent as much time as possible outside.

In 1997 I discovered my passion – woodworking. Shortly thereafter I discovered the wooden boat school on Gabriola Island and that is what brought me to the west coast.

In 2007 a friend lent me a Nikon cool pix. I started taking pictures and loved the idea of digital photography – being able to take a lot of pictures and just erase the ones I didn’t like. I got some great feedback from people especially once they realized the camera I was using. It was through this encouragement I made the decision to sell most of my woodworking tools, even some that had been my grandfathers. I was then able to buy the camera I now use, a Nikon D80.

I am so lucky to have discovered photography – it is my new passion – one that I enjoy more than I ever thought possible. I hike and take pictures almost every day.

What I have found is there is a story behind almost every picture I take, and every day there will be a different picture and story, even if taken at the same spot and same time every day.

I will crop a photo, but do not alter my photos in any other way.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do taking them.