I grew up on the Alabama Gulf Coast and my love of nature was cultivated through interacting with the raw beauty found in bays, beaches and forests. As a nature writer and photographer, my work is birthed from a deep, abiding love of the Earth. My appreciation of nature comes from a direct relationship with all things wild. A heart-centered approach guides my life and fuels my work with sea turtle hatchings, manatees, children or adults.
My undergraduate degree is from Auburn University and my graduate degree is from Auburn University at Montgomery. I have worked as a state park naturalist, community college instructor, psychotherapist, scuba instructor, travel guide and now focus my energy on documenting and sharing the beauty of nature.