Bio: Originally from Central Illinois, I started out traveling and exploring as much as I could in 2011, whether it was local or across the country. I landed in Portland, OR and quickly realized that the PNW is where I need to be. I visited Bend a couple times and fell in love with its beauty and community. After spending a few years in the Portland area, everything (my career, hobbies etc.) all started to point toward Bend...it was meant to be! The hardest part of leaving Portland was leaving my Jiu Jitsu family; fortunately, Portland isn't too far away and I'm excited to meet new people along my Jiu Jitsu journey. I started taking photos with my smart phone, and over the years, photography turned into something I really love. I'm not going to claim I know what I'm doing but I truly love getting out there, hiking, enjoying the outdoors, and hopefully capturing the beauty I see.