I was born in Salt lake City, Utah and took up photography at an early age with a Kodak Brownie camera. I try to get back there as often as possible. While in graduate school many years ago in San Antonio, TX, I joined the Woodlawn Camera Club and PSA (for the first time). I have been involved in photography clubs ever since. Currently, we live in Dallas and belong to the Heard Nature Photographers Club and the Plano Photography Club. I will be retiring from an long academic career at the end of January and look forward to many more years of nature and travel photography.