I am a self-taught photographer based in Vernon, British Columbia. My focus is on wildlife and landscape photography with the goal of bringing Beauty in the Okanagan to the people. As the population continually increases in the Okanagan region, we need to be aware of our natural surroundings to ensure we protect the critical habitat that the wildlife call home.
I am a member of the Kwakiutl First Nation, located on northern Vancouver Island. I was born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia. I moved to Vernon in 1998 and fell in love with the area. In recent years, I moved back to Victoria to care for my ailing foster-dad who was suffering from dementia. Anyone who has cared for a loved-one will understand the importance of self-care for the caregiver. For me, it was purchasing a Nikon D7000.
… and so began my journey into photography.
My foster-dad unknowingly gave me the gift of discovering my life’s true passion. He loved to see my photos. Once I could no longer care for him, he moved to a care home to live his remaining days. I moved back to Vernon, knowing I did all I could. I was thankful to be welcomed back by the beauty of our lakes and mountains of the Okanagan Valley.
My work is regularly published in the Vernon Morning Star and other Black Press Media publications, showcasing my work to thousands in the Okanagan. In the summer of 2019, Our Canada Magazine featured a major photo essay of my work and published another photo in the Fall edition of that year.
In December of 2019, I upgraded my gear to a Nikon D850, a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm lens with a Nikon AF-S 1.4 Teleconverter. So the journey continues…
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