Frequently Asked Questions
How long have you been doing this work?
A life-long storyteller, I honed my writing and photography skills as a student at the UNC School of Media and Journalism, where I also learned audio and video production. I graduated with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in Spanish.
I have been working as a professional photographer, videographer, and writer since 2011.
You refer to yourself as an "adventurer". What do you mean by that?
I am an avid trail runner, rock climber, mountaineer, and PADI certified scuba diver.
"Being adventurous" means different things to different people, but this is what it means to me - I am ready and willing to go to the ends of the earth to capture a good story. I'm prepared - physically, mentally and logistically - for whatever may come my way while working in remote locations, especially when things don't go as planned.
Where are you located?
I am fortunate to have home bases on both the east coast and west coast - I split my time between the Triangle area of North Carolina and the San Francisco Bay area of California.
I travel frequently and am available to work on projects anywhere in the world. I speak Spanish, I have a current passport, a clean bill of health, and a few well-worn pairs of boots and backpacks.
Do you collaborate with other photographers and videographers?
Absolutely! While I often work independently, I always welcome the opportunity to work as part of a team.
If you are a photographer or videographer looking to collaborate on a project, I would love to hear from you.
I am a professional photographer, videographer, writer, and adventurer.
Whether I'm working with scientists in the field or folks in the outdoor industry, I use vibrant visuals and compelling writing to promote adventurous spirits, diligence, and discovery.
Over the past five years, I have worked with a wide variety of scientists on both domestic and international projects sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NASA, and the Department of Defense. Topics I've covered include geophysics, astronomy, biology, oceanography, and public health.
I have accompanied research teams on expeditions as close as the Outer Banks of North Carolina and as far away as the Antarctic Peninsula.
What equipment do you use?
Canon bodies and lenses, a GoPro Hero 6, along with various GoPro attachments and accessories. I also have a DJI Phantom 3 drone and a Nauticam underwater housing.
My project requires more than one person. Who else does this type of work?
My go-to partner for capturing stunning imagery in the wild is the talented Jon Haas. A prolific artist, seasoned outdoorsman, and keen mountaineer, Jon can tackle just about anything.
What is your favorite science topic to cover?
While I love documenting all kinds of science, I am particularly fascinated by the inner workings of our planet, especially seismic activity and volcanology. I have a thing for volcanoes.
What is your favorite outdoor activity?
Mountaineering! It pairs well with the volcano obsession.
Wait, I have more questions!
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