Born and raised in Santa Cruz, I pursued my passion for photography and cinematography by moving to Hawai'i 5 years ago. I graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Academy for Creative Media while living in Sunset Beach on the north shore of O'ahu. I have worked with both Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaii Media Inc. and have learned the importance of telling story. Every image has story and the way in which you capture and portray that story has an impact on the world. I constantly strive to give that story a purpose in my images. By getting people stoked on surfing and photography I hope they can see the importance in preserving our oceans and caring for marine life.