I began dabbling in photography during the first Gulf war while flying jets for the Air Force in SW Asia. As my military career grew, I found myself carrying a camera on most of my trips, excited to capture new landscapes and people. In 2001, while stationed in West Africa, I purchased my first digital camera and documented scenes from the Sahara and the Sahel. By the time I retired in 2009, I knew I wanted to expand my photography skills so I teamed up with a world renowned photographer, Frank Ruggles, who became a friend and mentor. I carry 4 cameras with me everywhere I go and shoot primarily with a Canon and Mamiya. I love landscape photography especially at sunset and sunrise, it's my passion.