As a child I spent hours upon hours drawing ordinary everyday objects like hands, silverware, sneakers, sticks, pine cones, etc. Then, I started layering things, and drawing hands on top of hands. I learned to paint, sculpt and found my love of photography. I remember my first camera, it was a 110 film cartridge camera! I finally got my first SLR Minolta camera in high school and ended up with a scholarship to Boston University and a degree in fine arts and film. Then I started to travel!
Traveling and experiencing new places and new cultures became my passion. I lived abroad during the split of Czechoslovakia in 1993 and started a documentary that I never finished. The experience was indelible. Exploring the world was my graduate school. When I returned I studied mindfulness and Buddhist meditation and it's become an essential part of my life for over 20 years. Connecting with people and places means everything to me. Travel and landscape photography has emerged as my current creative passion.
Working creatively in community is also important to me. While pursuing my Masters in Transformative Arts at JFK University I produced an exhibit called, “Dreaming Mind, Conscious Mind” which brought recognized artists together with bay area disabled artists. The results were transformative and blurred the lines that normally defined us. I love the exploration of arts and consciousness as well.
My day job is managing technology projects for nonprofits, universities, and start-ups. Ultimately, my vision is to combine my love for photography, technology and humanitarian work to create a positive social impact.