A New Mexico transplant, I was raised in Idaho and Wyoming. Growing up, my parents instilled wanderlust, traveling overland around the country, backpacks, tents or camper (and me and the dogs) in tow. I thought everyone did this, not realizing until later how fortunate I had been to have seen most of our states, many national parks and all things in between. In 1989, I moved to Albuquerque to attend the University of New Mexico where I studied architecture and art history. After a spell in the city, doing what college kids do, I found my way to Taos in the summer of 1991. Though I returned to Albuquerque for subsequent semesters, Taos has been my home base since that first summer. The mountains, plains and desert have always been where I reside, but my connection with water has always led me to it. Growing up, that meant competitive swimming, beach vacations and the required pool at every KOA. In Taos, that meant the Rio Grande and river guiding. Rafting became another excuse to travel and landed me places I never thought I'd go. Photography has always been an interest along the way. National-Geographic-world-traveling-photographer-chick was my dream job as a kid and still is. My dad got me my first 'real' camera in 1994. Traveling out of my comfort zone to experience exotic places and work different rivers compelled me to hone my photography skills - still a work in progress. Photographs have become a way of expression as well as a visual journal of my travels. After almost two decades on the river, rafting exploits have transitioned to a bigger boat on bigger water, sailing to new locales aboard Sea Fever, a 37' sloop. And the adventure continues . . . I hope you enjoy my perspective.