The world we live in and the landscapes it provides has always been my first love when it comes to photography. Growing up in Central Oregon, I was surrounded by snow-capped mountains, alpine lakes and trout filled rivers. From an early age, I was always outside. Whether it was hiking and fishing with my dad or snowboarding with my buddies, I have always felt more comfortable outside in the elements than being amongst the creature comforts of the indoors. And nowadays, with a busier schedule and more responsibilities, moments like those above are what keep me inspired to stay outside, preserve this planet and always have a camera nearby to capture this incredible world we call home .