I am native to Pennsylvania. I reside in Greentown, near beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, with my husband, Mark, our white German Shepard, Bud.
I picked up my first camera at the age of 14 and learned that I was able to express myself best through this medium. Because of my passion for photography I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from East Stroudsburg University and Masters of Fine Art in Visual Arts from Marywood University. I have continued to advance my education in this medium through attending numerous workshops. I have been fortunate enough to attend The Maine Media Workshops, Rockport, Maine; The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Palm Beach Photographic Workshops, Palm Beach, Florida and The Maine Media Workshops and College, Rockport, Maine. I am also a member of the Professional Photographers of America.
What is photography to me? Seeing through my camera is my verbal communication ... it is a truthful expression of what I see. It is a memory of a moment otherwise gone. I started by photographing for a personal experience but as I have grown as a photographer that has changed. I see the need now to photograph to share my vision with others. I am an observer in life, which carries over to my photographic personality. I sit back, look and listen. It may seem as though i am not there but in reality I am, oh so very there. I need to take in the entire scene or situation to be able to express my vision for the viewer.
For the past twenty-four years I have been employed by United Airlines as a flight attendant. This job has allowed me the opportunity to photograph all over the United States and Europe which I would otherwise never have been able to do.
My love for flying and always staring out the airplane window to catch a view from above made me combine my two loves into one ... photography and flying equals drone photography for me! I am a licensed FAA drone pilot. I can also be found on the campus at Marywood University where I share my knowledge and creativity as an adjunct photography professor.
Photography has always been a big part of my life. As life changes for me I always remain with my camera.