I grew up in New England where I spent most of my life reading books, watching films, playing sports, writing, hiking forests, going to rock shows, and traveling the streets of America. I fell in love with landscapes years ago, when I would go on road-trips with my family and travel the back-roads of America in search of beauty. I also fell in love with music when I needed a soundtrack to the long drives we took to find those places.
When I was younger, I used to go on long walks to reflect on my life. I found spirituality in nature, and it was my way of connecting to something greater than myself. Between the mountains of Vermont and the rolling hills of the California coast, I often hiked 15 or more miles in a single day--taking in my surroundings in everything and everyone that I encountered. On those long drives and walks, I was searching for something, though I never quite knew what it was. I would sit alone late at night and watch the sky and stars, or the rolling ocean waves with my camera and iPod in hand--listening to sounds around me and basking in natural wonder.
In those moments that made me less lonely, I felt as if I were a part of something larger than myself. It was hard to find that in a world that moved far too fast, so the time I spent alone was my saving grace. Over the years, people would come and go, and time would slowly fade, but the beauty I encountered would always be there for me. Looking back, it was a transformative experience to have something to hold onto when the world failed me. Though I never documented most of my youth, as I grew older I felt compelled to communicate my experiences. Still, in spite of the spectacular moments I try to capture, I like to keep some memories to myself. I only share a fraction of my experiences. That gives me something to hold onto that is mine alone.
With a background in Photography, Philosophy, Theatre Arts, Set Design, Teaching, Writing, Music, Media + Event Planning, Videography, PR, Editing, Management, and Administration, I'm hoping to move forward in a lifestyle that involves art, travel, music, photography, and writing. I never know where the road will take me or how it will work out, but the point is the journey. It's a surprise I could never plan, but rather accept as a gift.