I am a husband, father, teacher, and creative agricultural communicator with a passion for creating environmental portraits that empower the agricultural community. My work can be seen from national magazine advertisements and newspapers to the websites and promotional material of family farmers and ranchers. Having grown up around livestock and spending seven years as an agricultural educator, I am drawn to visually documenting the life, culture, and events of American agriculture at the local level.
My art is always informed by scholarly research and my passion for academics. I received my bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and my master's degree in agricultural communications from Kansas State University. My experience with agricultural communications research has a profound impact on all of the images I create. Therefore, my images are not just pretty images. They are theory in practice. I draw upon theoretical concepts, the body of literature, and practical experience to create emotionally activating and cognitively stimulating photographs that effectively communicate agricultural principles and issues.