Growing up amongst the Santa Monica Mountains, I was constantly exposed to the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. Naturally, I became involved with climbing and quickly realized that the mountains and creeks I had grown up in were strewn about with both bouldering and sport crags. I've hand a camera in my hand since I could hold my father's camera up to my face. My father was a sports photographer and owned his own studio. I remember from a young age sitting in his dark room developing film, and watching him work on photo shoots. I've been actively pursuing my own photography for over 12 years and now videography for the last 5 years.