Although I’ve spent years pursuing an artistic career, I wouldn’t say that I’ve become an expert in any one discipline. Instead, I’ve become the quintessential “Jack of all trades, master of none” when it comes to art and design. And because I’ve lead such a diverse life, I’ve learned how to translate, assimilate, and share information effectively while developing a knack for blurring the lines between writing, photography, videography, and painting and illustration.
Considering my passion project (and one that I hope will eventually yield a living wage) is my outdoor-related blog Tahoe Trail Guide, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that years ago I earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and technical writing. For all intents and purposes Tahoe Trail Guide is a technical manual, just one that’s filled with beautiful and informative articles, photos, videos, and illustrations that will hopefully inspire and enable you to have a meaningful outdoor adventure (and return home safely).
With all of that said, understand that Tahoe Trail Guide was not even the seed of an idea in my mind until 2016. Before I decided to begin building and writing articles for the site I had spent years throwing stuff at the wall to determine what would and wouldn’t stick. So, the portfolios along the sidebar on this page are a sampling of that work and represent some of the paths I’ve walked in order to reach the point where I am today. They don’t all necessarily represent old business, however. I still have plenty of copies for sale of Color the Tahoe Rim Trail, MEGA ’99: Adventures of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker, and Gruesome Tales to Tickle Your Terror Bone, Vol. 1, as well as my Tahoe Swag.
As an FYI, know that ads are scattered about on the portfolio and newsletter pages featuring my outdoor-related stock photography and design tools available (for purchase) on Creative Market, as well as for my prints, posters, merchandise, and other products available (for purchase) on RedBubble.
Currently I’m not performing any commissioned work in the traditional sense. For example, I don’t want to paint a portrait of your child or pet, or design your business’ logo or marketing materials. There are so many other people available who are way more capable and interested in performing that kind of work than myself. However, if you’re interested in some form of collaboration that revolves around outdoor education, Lake Tahoe local and natural history, or producing informational materials related to other aspects of Lake Tahoe, let’s talk.
Lastly, if you are actually interested in getting to know me better the portfolios will help, but the newsletters are ultimately more telling. I only produce them once a month, but I put a lot of effort into making them worth your while. I even provide audio transcriptions of each if you don’t feel like reading the whole thing.