A native Minnesotan I moved to New York in 1981 and began my career in photography. I opened a small studio specializing in photographing actors and performers. I bought a commercial photo lab in 1989 and ran that for 14 years. After closing the lab in early 2003, I freelanced until I aquired my current position with NYU Langone Medical Center as the studio manager and chief photographer in the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.
My personal photographic journey has taken me to many spectacular places in this country and abroad. My work has been exhibited in numerous galleries in and outside of New York City. I was commissioned by the American Kennel Club for a book honoring canine rescue dogs of the WTC disaster. My WTC exhibit traveled the Midwest on the first anniversary and most recently exhibited at the Smilow Gallery in New York for the 10th anniversary. "The Family Portrait Project" is an on going project involving my patients and their families and is part of the permanent collection at NYU. I have received numerous awards for my images, most recently from the US Department of State.