Fun facts about me:


It all started with my high school journalism class.

As a photographer, many of my images have been published

along with stories I have written for various magazines.

I love peanut butter.

 As a storyteller, I respect the fact that all living things

share some sort of collective consciousness. 

I got to meet Oprah Winfrey on her girls getaway cruise. I was hired to capture the spirit of friendship that Oprah and her lifelong best friend, Gayle, share.

I am a life-long equestrian, nature-lover, dog friend and animal advocate.

I am grateful for the many animal teachers I have had the good fortune to meet.

Most days, I can be found riding my horses, hiking with dogs, or reading a book.

I am a writer, an educator, and photographer.

The stories we tell become our lives. 

I am a lifelong teacher and student.

I am solar-powered.

I will shoot pro-bono for animal rescue organizations.


  • Borneo with Orangutan Odysseys, March 2020

  • Yelapa, Mexico with Deep Travel Workshops, January 2020

  • 3-Day Eventing, Woodside, May 2019

  • Sauvie Island, Oregon April 2019

  • Oprah Winfrey/Holland America Cruise, March 2019

  • Pro-Bono Animal Shelters Across California, 2018

  • Various conferences at San Jose State University and Foothill College, 2017-18

  • TRAVEL WRITERS CONFERENCE | Book Passage | August 2018

  • LAS DOS BRUJAS WRITERS’ CONFERENCE | San Francisco, CA | August 2017

  • Conservation Photography | South Africa | August 2016



Unruly Sunrise | Montana Mouthful | Issue 4 | March 2019

The Story of My Life Becomes My Life | Literary Traveler | November 2018 | story and photos

Hungry Eyes | Cargo Literary Magazine | November 2018 | photos

Cut Loose from Purpose | The Literary Traveler | August 2018 | story and photos

Between Two Worlds| World Nomads | July 2018 | story and photos

The Mission | Reed Magazine | 2018 | photo

Costa Rican Mojo | Wanderlust-Journal | May 2018 | story and photo

The Accidental Advocate: A Love Poem to Animals | 3-Minute Movie

The Real King of the Jungle | Wanderlust-Journal | April 2018 | story and photo

Elephants on Parade | Animal Literary Magazine | February 2018 | story and photo

Healie's Fire | daCunha Global Storytelling | January 2017 | story and photo

2GS |  video | Light Space & Time for Nature: 2017 exhibit | photo in video

Echo, Peace | 3Elements Literature Review | April 2017 | photo

Her Gold Old Gringos | Dime Show Review | November 2017 | story and photo