Raised in a military family (U. S NAVY), he has been in several countries throughout the world and has experienced many different cultures. He has also lived in or been through 37 of the 50 US states. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 9 years and they have 4 children ages 16, 14, 9 and 4. His passion for photography began 9 years ago with the birth of his daughter and his desire to photo-document her every move. She has even helped him win several online photography "photo of the day awards" for his "Bubble Girl" image of her. The last contest he won was at The Great Valley Center and now he was finally motivated to join the professional photography world with a lot of help from his friends and family. He is an experienced and knowledgeable computer user and Photoshop devotee.