No quote has resonated with me more than, “Do what you love, and love what you do.” For the past several years, I have had the pleasure of working as an action and adventure photographer. It was never a career choice I expected to pursue, but when I was presented with the opportunity to combine all of my favorite passions - skiing, travel, and photography, into a profession, I had to run with it.
I was born and raised in the great state of Maine. While I grew up in New England (as a die hard Boston sports fan), my sense of adventure has certainly not been limited to the East Coast. I’ve been on assignments to Alberta, British Columbia, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California in the past year; being able to use my camera as a way to see the world is a dream come true, and this winter I plan to continue that journey.
My current home base is at Sugarloaf Mountain, tucked away in the mountains of Maine near the Canadian border. I have skied at Sugarloaf every winter of my life, and spent the last three years working in the Loaf’s Marketing Department as a photographer and social media manager. The position helped jump start my career into the ski industry and allowed me to share my work with a large audience of passionate “Sugarloafers.”
I have been shooting photos and videos for almost 10 years now, and professionally for the last four. What started out as a casual attempt to document the fun my friends and I were having on and off the hill, began to morph into a way to travel and document ski events around the Northeast. Now, my work has been featured by Powder Magazine, Freeskier Magazine, Sugarloaf, SBC Skier Magazine, Newschoolers, Travel Alberta, Ski the East, K2 Skis, ON3P, Line, and various other ski industry brands. Photos I took of the northern lights even reached the front pages of CNN.com and MSNBC.com. Not bad for a kid from Maine!
When I’m not shooting photos of skiing, I enjoy surfing in the cold Atlantic Ocean, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and anything else that gets me outside. I have a slight obsession with the aurora borealis, and love chasing elusive solar storms around the Northern Maine woods.
I’m incredibly excited to be partnering with Stio this winter, especially as I move into the world of freelance photography. With plans to travel all over the world, their support and products will be essential to help me get the shot, no matter how cold, snowy, or intense the environment I’m in may be. It’s the east coast mantra in me to always get after it.