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Colorful Colorado
March 2019

Thanks to a work trip John had to take, cheap flights, and lots of accrued vacation at my full time job, I landed in Colorado for nine days over spring break. John and I had a few days to explore together and then I was on my own while John went to business meetings, so I got to do a fair bit of exploring and photography out of our base in the Denver/Boulder area...

Woodland Walk with Winston
December 2018

One of the things I love most about where we live in New Hampshire is the plethora of trails and outdoor spaces within a short distance from our home. This trail is maybe a ten minute drive from our house, and I could pretty easily bike here and then hike to a swimming hole if I wanted...

Bouldering at Willard Pond
September 2018

I used to be really into rock climbing, but over the past few years I've shied away from it more in favor of mountain biking and spending time doing outdoor activities where my dog can come along. For me climbing is as much about the people you climb with as the act of climbing itself...

Switzerland
August 2018

For more than a year, I had been trying to figure out an overseas vacation for John and I, as John had never traveled outside of North America, despite having traveled pretty extensively throughout the U...

Rainy Day Blues
May 2018

Our dog Winston wasn't allowed on the couch for the first year we had him. Dogs need structure and we liked clean furniture, so it worked. Of course, Winston realized the couch was a comfy place that smelled like mom and dad, so he would occasionally sneak on the couch when we weren't looking...

Girls on the Run Vermont Southern 5K
May 2018

Girls on the Run is a fantastic non-profit that empowers middle school girls through running, and it has programs based all over the world. Girls in the program train throughout the school year in order to be able to complete a 5k, and much of the program is run by volunteer coaches and coordinators...

Highlight Reel
January 2018

Here is a short one minute compilation of footage I shot while working on The Power of Place and other projects. Most of the footage was shot in New Hampshire, with additional clips from Rhode Island, Tennessee, and South Carolina...

Chattahoochie National Forest
November 2017

Sometimes you just need to get away, and this trip was exactly about getting out of New England. John had to travel to Atlanta for work and we had friends who had recently moved to Chattanooga, so I decided to tag along for a few days...

Walpole Broduro
November 2017

One of my favorite local traditions among John's mountain biking buddies is the annual Broduro, a one day race consisting of timed stages going down local trails often built, maintained, and loved by the guys who organize the event...

Brodonkulous, the Claremont Broduro
October 2017

Claremont's 2017 Broduro somehow got the title "Brodonkulous" and took place on the trails at Arrowhead Recreation Area, Moody Park, and surrounding areas. As usual fun was had.

Equipment: Canon 1D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1...

Claremont Broduro
September 2016

What do you get when you build a bunch of mountain biking trails, gather some riders together, and add a timing system for a friendly race between friends? The Broduro! Modeled after enduro style racing, where riders climb uphill on bikes and then race downhill repeatedly then add their timed downhill runs for a cumulative overall time that measures endurance, downhill race speed, and the ability to navigate varied terrain, the annual Broduro is simply a small scale enduro between friends...

Pump Track
May 2016

One of our friends has a pretty cool pump track in his yard, so I tagged along when John met up with his friends Phil (3x collegiate national downhill champion Phil Kmetz of Skills with Phil YouTube fame) and Brad to ride...

KHS Prom
May 2016

What do you do when a group of teenagers you've known for years ask to you take their pre-prom photos? You say "Yes!" of course. I met with Rachel, Pat, Ella, and Owen for a quick shoot in front of the local YMCA, where all of the teens met and became friends, and where I worked with them as part of the Y's Teen Leader Corps program...

Climbing at Marlow
June 2015

One of my favorite local climbing crags is Marlow, maybe a 25 minute drive from my house. It has a variety of climbs, top ropes are easy to set up, and the approach is pretty short, making it an ideal spot to go when you don't have a ton of time or are bringing people outdoor climbing for the first time...

The Power of Place
March 2015

The Power of Place is a short documentary film on The Northern Pass, a high voltage electric transmission line project that would cut through 180 miles of New Hampshire's landscape, including iconic areas of the White Mountain National Forest and Appalachian Trail, in order to supply southern New England with additional power from Canada...

AMC White Mountains Fall Foliage Workshop
October 2014

In October 2014, I partnered with the Appalachian Mountain Club to offer an autumn photography workshop for photographers at their White Mountains Highland Center in Crawford Notch. Most of these photos were snapped in the days prior to the workshop, when I was scouting locations on my own...

American Alpine Club Dinner
March 2014

The American Alpine Club is a non-profit organization for alpinists and rock climbers that recognizes achievement in the sport and also promotes safety in alpine adventures. The northeast chapter of the AAC has annually hosted social events, climbing meet ups, and a fancy fundraising gala...

Nepal
February 2013

In 2013, I traveled to Nepal for ten days as part of a scouting trip for NatureScapes.Net, the photography company I was working for at the time. The goal of the trip was to allow me to see various parts of the country in as short a time as possible to determine if the photographic opportunities, in country amenities and services, and existing infrastructure could attract and support a group of American photo-tourists in the country...

Ecuador Mountaineering
January 2013

In 2013, I went to Ecuador with my friend Andrew and students from Johns Hopkins University in hopes of doing some high altitude mountaineering. Prior to the trip the highest I had ever been was 11,542 feet when crossing over Hoosier Pass on my cross country bike trip in 2009, and the only "mountaineering" I had done was a winter ascent of Mount Washington the year before...

New England Forestry Foundation
July 2011-April 2012

During my final year of grad school, I snagged a paid internship with the New England Forestry Foundation as a photographer. I originally was given a six month contract to photograph their forests and document the work that they do, but after a less than stellar fall foliage season, my contract was extended to allow me more time to capture images of nature in its beauty throughout the seasons...

Costa Rica
March 2012

I traveled to Costa Rica as part of my Tropical Ecology and Conservation field studies class while enrolled in the Master's program in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England...

One Day in Vernon
February 2012

The small rural New England town of Vernon, Vermont is home to an aging nuclear power plant. Vermont Yankee, nestled on the banks of the Connecticut River, first opened its doors to power production in 1972 with its 40 year contract set to expire March 21, 2012...

Frame of Mind Haiti
February 2012

In February 2012, I had traveled to Haiti with the now defunct non-profit, Frame of Mind, to observe and participate in one of their youth photo education projects as part of my research for my Master's project on how participatory photography programs could be used to engage young people with nature...

Reconnecting the Rio Grande Valley
March 2011

I helped create this short film, Reconnecting the Rio Grande Valley, as part of my participation in the 2011 North American Nature Photography Association College Program in McAllen, Texas.

The natural environment of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) has largely been lost due to fifty years of intensive agricultural and urban development...

Winter Walk in Saddle River County Park
February 2010

My favorite thing about winter is how pretty it is - I just love the way everything looks covered in a fresh coat of white snow. The problem with winter is getting around. I don't even mind the cold so much, but usually when the snow is fresh and the most photogenic is when the roads haven't yet been plowed...

Bike Trip Across America
June-September 2009

Spring of 2009 came around and I was frustrated with my job, my long term relationship was coming to end, and I felt like I needed a fresh start. So when one of my coworkers asked me to join her and a few others on a bike trip across the United States, I said "Sure, why not?" and signed myself up...

NSN Chincoteague Meet-Up
November 2007

NatureScapes.Net used to have a pretty vibrant Mid-Atlantic Chapter, and the chapter leader would coordinate meet-ups at various locations where NSN members and forum participants could just meet-up, hang out, and shoot together...

2006 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships
March 2006

In college, I took photos for my school's Sports Information Office and when The College of New Jersey served as the host for the 2006 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, I got a handed a press pass and given a closer than front row seat...