I have been captivated with history and early photography for more than thirty years, and blended the two passions together in writing several books on vintage photographs and historical events. As an enthusiastic genealogist, the core of my activities is the research and the gathering of historical information.
As the history side of my brain took over, I ventured into writing less technical books and became interested in the stories of life.
Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, I have benefited from living around the U.S. and the world, This included nearly 30 years in the San Diego area, where a fun marketing career in the technology industry exposed me to a wide variety of people and places, providing some of the best education one can receive
Photography was a lifelong hobby and then an integral part of my career; it became a natural impetus in developing a passion for vintage photographs and the people in them. My early books focused on early photographs, providing guidance to historians and genealogists in the research of old photos. Extensive history and examples of 19th century photographs are included on my photography website: www.phototree.com.