I grew up in a middle class family, in a town smaller than Milwaukie, up in the mountains of Colorado. I have worked since I was about 9 years old, starting out delivering milk with the milkman at 5 am. Since that auspicious beginning I’ve had a number of jobs including life guarding, ditch digging, and photographer. My career has included photographing cover stories for the National Geographic and ad campaigns for companies like adidas and Carhartt. I’ve seen a fair piece of the world, I’ve lived all over this country, and I chose Oregon to raise my family in. We’ve been in Milwaukie for a little over 9 years. In that time I’ve served on two committees that worked on the South Downtown vision, helped shape the Milwaukie Transportation System Plan, spear-headed the creation of the sculpture garden as a member of Art Mob, and helped fix our city code as a planning commissioner.