I grew up loving music and art, where I studied trumpet and drew portraits in pencil. While my professional endeavors led to a career as a mediator and ombudsman, my life is peacefully centered by my family and photography. I love capturing the world around us that brings us joy, from our family members and kids doing sports, going to the prom or graduating, to nature trails, wildlife, and national parks. Moreover, I am hopeful that my photography brings happiness and self-confidence in a stressful world. As a local freelance photographer, I am available for individual and family portraits, sports and other special events.