My day job is as a hospital administrator in Cardiovascular medicine at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Photography provides a tremendous outlet from the rigors of the medical world. The arts and music have always been an important part of my life. Here in Yakima I am pleased to be involved with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra as president of the board for the past 2 years and to be a member of the Yakima Symphony Chorus.
I have been taking photographs for about 25 years. When I moved from Chicago to Selah over six years ago I was fascinated by the expansiveness and the quality of the light in this valley. The sunsets from my porch can be spectacular and I never tire of them. I also find the geography within a days drive of where we live to be spectacular. My favorite compositions are landscapes, wildlife and architecture.
I seldom travel without my camera because you never know when an opportunity might present itself. Proof for me was on a trip to Portland I was able to photograph a family of wild horses on the Yakama reservation. Traveling to Yellowstone, GrandTetons and other national parks specifically for photography presents spectacular results. I have had the privilege of being able to travel to many parts of the world and have enjoyed visual art of all kinds but I find some of the best opportunities for photography are literally in our own backyard.