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
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