I grew up in rural Saskatchewan and moved to Alberta when I was twenty years old. I worked seventeen years in technical sales and project management for an industrial valve automation company. It was on a vacation sailing in The Bahamas that I used a camera for the first time. A few months later I bought my own camera and my first pictures were taken in Rome and Venice during a work trip to Italy. From that time photography has been synonymous with travel, exploration, experience, and learning. My camera helps me to experience the world in a different way. It makes me slow down. It makes me think. It makes me want to learn more about where I am. I find myself going back to the same places over and over and staying for longer periods, immersing myself in the local culture. In 2019 I enrolled at Alberta University of the Arts. I am now approaching the end of my four year degree, and the beginning of a new lifetime of exploration and creation.