Born in California, grew up between Wyoming and New Mexico and I am thankful for a wonderful (single) mother who always got me outside. I started to ride a bike not too long after I mastered walking. As a kid, bikes granted me freedom to explore, be independent and jump off shit. I got my first road bike in middle school along with my first camera - Huffy Omni 10 and a point and shoot with single-use cube flashes. Since then, I have upgraded my gear, moved around the country and ultimately landed in Oregon in 2000. I am still jumping my (upgraded) bike off shit and taking pictures of the beautiful Pacific Northwest I am so lucky to call home. Thanks to my dog Sammy and cat Peso for being my unpaid models for years.