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More than 40 years ago, in the quiet stillness of a thick pine forest, I walked alone with a 35mm camera snapping black and white photos of the sunlight spilling through the high swaying canopy, to the branches and ground below. On that day, I chose my life’s path–the pursuit of light.

Though the physical photos I shot that day are long lost, the images remain fresh and vivid in my mind. Those first images have served as the inspiration for everything I have done since as a director of photography, painter, and sculptor.

I have been on many adventures chasing the light. It has connected me to the world and its people, and for that I am grateful. Light has illuminated my path and made my life’s work less a task and more a passion.


  • Lansing Art Gallery, ArtPath Artist - 2018, 2019

  • Arts Council of Greater Lansing, Impact Grant Recipient - 2017

    • Southwest Side Community Sculpture

  • City of East Lansing, Grant Recipient - 2014

    • GBC (Giant Bike Chain) bike rack

  • Old Town Commercial Association, Volunteer of the Year- 2012

  • Scrapfest, Founder - 2008

  • Old Town Commercial Association, President, Board of Directors - 2000

  • Compassionate Feast, Founder - 2000

    • A community project to provide a Thanksgiving meal to people in their homes.

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