About Me: 

As a child, the natural world fascinated me. I spent my days exploring nature, studying insects and plants, loving animals and collecting fossils and rocks. As an adult, my passion for the natural world led me to study and teach gemmology to the trade and have a small gemstone business. I collected rocks, mineral specimens and ultimately gemstones. You can see the universe inside a gemstone with a microscope. 

 A diamond's microscopic inclusions can tell you how it was formed within the earth millions of years ago. A ruby's inclusions can tell you where it's from and how it's crystal structure and chemical composition makes it red. Gems and minerals taught me many things about the natural world and science.

Travel has always been a lifelong passion for me. Buying aquamarine in Brazil, sapphires in Montana, pearls in Japan or carved gems in Italy are adventures I will never forget! However, after years of looking at the ground for fossils and minerals, a visit to the Daintree Rainforest in Australia in 2011 had me looking up at the birds.

 

 

My first bird photos in Australia 2011 - I've come a long ways!

Along with rediscovering my passion for animals and plants, I fell in love with photography again. My first job as a teenager was in a photography studio where I learned to develop film and take pictures. When I graduated from university, I bought my first camera, a Canon AE-1 and I've continued taking photos with every new camera era.

Today I feel like I am back to where I started exploring nature, studying animals and the natural world but with my camera. Like gemstones, my photography has led me to many travel adventures from Borneo to Africa and teaches me many things about the natural world. Most importantly how fragile and interdependent we are with the environment and all living things. When I'm home you can find me where the owls are.  My work has been recognized in National Geographic Top 25 Owl photographs of the week, BBC magazine among others and published locally in the Surrey BC travel guide, Experience Delta Magazine, and The Daily Hive.   

My hope is my work inspires that love of the natural world in you too and encourages you to participate in protecting it for future generations.  Thank you for looking!

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