I grew up in Frederick County, Maryland. Took my first photograph, at age 12, of a rainbow on Kodachrome 64. My second photograph was of bails of hay in a field. There was no looking back.

In 10th grade, my second year on the yearbook staff, I had become sports editor when the teacher/advisor seen a few do my photos one day and immediately moved me onto the coveted yearbook photo staff of which I was 1 of 3 photographers.

I shot a lot of school life, and a whole lot of sports, basketball in particular.