I spent the first 35 years of my life living in Wyoming, growing up in Casper and living in Laramie for 17 years. Since then, my wife Vivian and I have lived in Las Cruces, New Mexico while I attended graduate school there, Fruita, Colorado for one year, and here in Klamath Falls, Oregon since 1999. I had a very enjoyable career as a math professor at the Oregon Institute of Technology before retiring in June of 2018.
As a child and teenager I spent time camping with my family and fishing and backpacking with my father. I learned to rock climb while attending the University of Wyoming, and started backcountry skiing somewhat seriously in my late twenties. Climbing has gone by the wayside, but I continue to ski (in various forms) along with mountain biking, rowing and whitewater kayaking.
In my twenties and early thirties I often carried a camera along to document adventures with friends and Vivian. After a hiatus, around 2000 I bought a digital camera and began photographing again. In 2010 or so I bought a 4x5 view camera and did primarily black and white film photography for five or more years. Recently I've gone back to taking mostly color photographs with a digital camera, which is far more practical than film for color work. I hope to get back to more black and white film work soon.