I was born in the beautiful Southern California county of Orange, home of Disneyland, beaches, and Pup N Taco stands. The sixth daughter of a biker and a sensitive, yet striking redhead, I witnessed a wild variety of personalities and adopted something from each of them. Early on, I gravitated to the visual arts. My dad was a photographer for a popular magazine and often brought home books and periodicals filled with images on every subject. As a kid I used Disc, Polaroid & 110 cameras, but on my 15th birthday my dad took me to Davis Camera in San Bernardino and bought me my first 35mm camera. I immediately took a local class on the basics of photography, including developing film and prints. I've been shooting a variety of subjects & learning ever since!