In 1997, while living overseas as a member of the U.S.Navy, I got my very first SLR camera. Bitten by the travel bug during that time, I began my 20+ year journey along a path of exploration, discovery and storytelling, and have stayed the course ever since. I am drawn to, and fascinated by, the beauty of our planet, the reality of my surroundings and the human condition. Travel photography has rewarded me over the years with a continuous eye-opening experience, and has left me with a deep connection with the natural world and a compassion for humanity far beyond anything I had ever expected to feel. I am grateful and feel privileged to be able to share these images with the world and I hope, through my imagery, to help increase awareness about the unique and inspiring people, places and conditions that exist beyond our individual borders.