In my early teens, a new small black Kodak Brownie camera was an integral part of my camping gear when I headed off to the mountains with the scout troop.  With it, I documented the spider hanging from its web above my bunk as well as the other girls in various scout activities.  When the grainy, blurry, black and white images with the scalloped borders were returned, I was utterly disappointed!  But at the same time I was hooked on the thought and process of capturing the world around me. 

Thus began a life-long passion for the captured image.  Progressing through the evolution of cameras to the digital process, I found many uses for photography in my life.  Adding documentary images to reports during career assignments introduced me to a whole new way to use photography.  But this was not enough.

With the digital age, the excitement of sumptuous and luscious colors with the immediate accessibility of the images far exceeded my past expectations.  The POP and POW sent me in an ever widening area to record and share what I see.

Now I still work on my goal of improving my skill using both the camera and processing programs so I can provide images of the highest caliber.  It is important to me that I can look into the heart and soul of the people, places and things I see so I can convey the beauty, order and symmetry of my world.