My love for the outdoors and photography started with a manual Nikon camera I received as a gift in high school.  Interested in helping restore and conserve the natural places I photographed, I went on to receive a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Lafayette College, a PhD in Environmental Engineering Sciences from University of Florida, and I am currently an MFA student in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University.  My PhD work focused on phosphorus with a specific interest in developing combined chemical and biological treatment systems to combat the phosphorus problem in the Florida Everglades.  After graduating with my PhD, I decided to pursue a career in filmmaking in the hopes of helping scientists communicate their research to the general public.  When I am not making films, I enjoy exploring Montana and surrounding states through mountain biking, backpacking, and fly-fishing.