When I'm not out taking photographs, I'm usually pursuing my other passion: biology.
I am a trained wildlife ecologist with a Master's degree in Biology. My area of expertise is small mammal ecology, but I have worked with a wide variety of species, ranging from mice to bighorn sheep, and bats to Great Gray Owls. Besides small mammal ecology, my other main interest is species recovery, which is a fancy way of saying I like to work with threatened and endangered species. To date, I have worked on multiple species reintroduction programs in a couple different states. I consider myself incredibly lucky to be able to work with some of the rarest and most elusive animals on earth, and I hope someday my efforts will allow future generations to see these species back in their historic ranges and thriving.
Working with wildlife and seeing the declines in both the number of animals on the landscape and the amount of suitable habitat is one of the main reasons I started this endeavor. By showing people these incredible animals and landscapes, I hope to inspire others to get outdoors and enjoy nature. Because when we appreciate nature, we protect and conserve it, which is a win-win for us and the wildlife.