Just after Christmas in 2002 I purchased a ticket to visit my roommate Allen and his family in Laramie, Wyoming. During this cold trip, Laramie is surrounded by mountains on three sides, I saw this beautiful, pristine countryside that I wanted to take with me forever. With that in mind, I hurried to Wal-Mart, picked up an instant camera, and started snapping away. I didn't think that this spur-of-the-moment trip would be the start of a passion for photography. I've experienced so much in this first 15 years, and I'm looking forward to continuing my personal and professional growth as a professional photographer.