Formerly Valley Chapel Photography
2021 East 44th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203
I studied photography at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, achieving an academic minor. Upon graduation, I was commissioned into the Air Force in business operations and worked in personnel (HR), accounting and finance, transportation, supply, including munitions, procurement and logistical war planning which comprises logistics. I was assigned mostly to our Air Force fighter commands. I additionally graduated from Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA with a Master of Science in Business management/ personnel administration. I also graduated from the Air Force Command and Staff College as well as Air War College. I had tours of duty in Germany, Italy, worked in Holland and Great Britain as well as air bases in eight U.S. states. During my career, photography always allowed me an outlet away from the challenging assignments I experienced.
I have been a wide range photographer, however, in recent years, have narrowed my work to portraiture, internal architecture, serving the armed services and wildlife. In architectural photography, I have been published 13 times with one magazine cover for Remodel Spokane. Additionally, I have executed 54 balls and dances of which most have been Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.
In the past ten years, I have turned more and more to wildlife photography , which is my passion. I enjoy the technical challenges encountered and the beauty found in nature. I have been published online in a weekly blog in Bird Watching Magazine, which featured my blue heron with a bull frog.