I was a photographer in College. I worked in the campus darkroom and assisted with the photography classes. I also ran the newspaper darkroom and served as photographer for the newspaper and yearbook. I edited the yearbook two years as well. I went to work for KU Medical School as a photographer where I ran the studio and darkroom as well as shooting photos for the clinic. In recent years, I have kept photography as a hobby. My photo site is on Facebook
In 2008 I became a member of the Wichita Fire Department as a volunteer fire photographer. My earlier work can be seen at http://www.wichitafire.org
. I moved outside of Wichita and continued fire photography for the city of Halstead.
In 2004 I discovered the world of Mountain Biking and Racing. I won the first race I entered and was immediately hooked.
In February 2016 I received my NREMT – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. I began study for this skill because, as a fire photographer, I am often the first person on scene. I wanted to acquire the skills to be able to put the camera down and help people when they need it most. I currently volunteer for Halstead Fire/EMS.
When older homes, barns, and other structures are slated to be destroyed, I take them apart as best I can to salvage doors, windows, fixtures, and anything that might be re-purposed to give it a new life. I have a great appreciation for old, crusty items. The charm and experience, the stories I imagine they could tell. The people who have lived and loved in and around them. It all has a very romantic feel.