I was born and raised in central Massachusetts, and became interested with the natural world from a very young age. I've always enjoyed being outdoors and exploring, which led me to appreciate the amazing diversity of the local plants and animals. Along with my passion in nature, I developed an interest with photography in March of 2006. Being able to capture the unique critters and moments I witnessed and sharing them with others was rewarding, and I soon found myself addicted. I regularly spent time shooting a wide variety of subjects those first few years, until I discovered my true obsession with bird photography in 2011.