Years ago I was going to conquer the world with my creative cooking abilities. I was going to go to culinary school, open a restaurant and make people’s stomachs happy. I set out to do this. I got a Culinary Degree and started right away.

Fast Forward… I hated it. Not right away but over time. The thought of doing this one thing forever wasn’t as intriguing or “appetizing” as it once was. Truth is, my focused had shifted, and I wasn’t the same person. That was just one creative passion in a long string of artistic endeavors. So now when someone asks me, what is the one thing you see yourself doing forever, I show them my camera.

Taking a photograph and traveling the country is a way of saying “here I am” “follow me” and see my world…Become a part of my journey. When I journal about places I have been, it’s so I can remember, relive and enjoy all the beauty of the moment. I hope the same is true for everyone when they are having their photo taken or they are the ones taking it. To me, a photograph is one of the most valuable things in life. The mind can lose the memory, but a picture, and words on paper last forever.

At this moment… My love for the open road, the mysteries of unknown places knows no bounds. I think I'd go anywhere. A cold, rainy and foggy morning is my best day, and I will chance down a good cup of coffee like nobody’s business. No road trip is too long or too dull, only too short. You’ll see me singing in the car, eating popcorn, adding to my Iphone journal, breaking for roadside stands, and if I get stuck for 20 minutes behind a cattle drive in Montana, I’ll be sure to sit back take in the moment.

Future Projects…And wishes Currently, I am a contributing photographer with www.Shotzr.com providing a unique perspective into stock photography. Also a contributor to Getty Images, Alamy, and iStock With my background in food, I am very interested in food photography and looking at food through a lens is different and intriguing to me. I imagine what it would be like to shoot a wedding (and it’s frightening). I want to travel to Europe, as a photographer not as a tourist. And I want to make a difference. I’m still learning and challenging myself. I hope I never stop.