For the past 25 years, I owned and taught at my martial arts studio in Tacoma, Washington. We decided to sell our school and move to Arizona in March 2019. I started developing an interest in photography 7 years ago and attended a workshop by Joel Grimes. I was a total novice but was excited to learn about composite photography from Joel. When we lived in Washington state, I spent most of my time gaining experience in photography by concentrating in the area of fashion and beauty. I have become a close friend of Joel Grimes and was his production coordinator and assistant on a Tombstone project we did for his tutorial series. I love teaching and decided to hold lighting workshops in some amazing western towns in 2021. My wife Debra works with me as a wardrobe stylist for creative shoots and she also makes some amazing headpieces. I also enjoy photographing wildlife, landscapes and have an interest in drone photography. We purchased a motor home in June so we could travel the country to photograph outside of the state of Arizona. I purchased four CLx10 lights with the intention of using them for my rainmaker setup but found them great for using in portraits.