Eclectic is probably one of the better ways to describe my work. I primarily take photographs, but I also have a background in jewelry making, painting, drawing and printmaking. I have always been interested in a diverse array of subjects; photography lends itself to fulfilling these interests. I always believed that my camera could provide myself a metaphorical VIP Pass into situations and peopleís lives; photography has done just that for me. I have had the privilege to photograph truck drivers who voluntarily shared some of their stories with me. Essentially, I believe that everyone and every place attains a story that deserves to be told. My camera becomes a device beyond which simply captures an image, it acts as a document, recording that moment in time. My camera has also recorded landscapes barely touched by civilization and other landscapes destroyed by human beings. I began documenting these landscapes when I started working for the National Park Service, where I cataloged parks administrative photographs and records. I worked for the park service in the field throughout the western portion of the United States. My travels took me to a multitude of park locations ranging from Utah to Hawaii. When I began learning about the origins of these parks and the necessity for preservation of the land, the historical/cultural resources and natural resources I realized how invaluable these parks are. I began to photograph areas of beauty (the parks I worked at) and areas destroyed by humans such as the Salton Sea. I quickly realized the importance and power of landscape images and how they correspond with the need to consider what we do to the land. Basically, I want my images to project a message that will prompt and perhaps challenge the norms of conventional perception.