I am a veteran, mountain runner, and artist working in Day Creek, Washington to be closer to the mountains and wildlife that fuel my creativity. I want to bring people closer to the natural world around them. I do this by spending time with birds, going beyond observation, and attempting to delve deep into their souls for unique insights to share with my audience. Many times, I will assign human qualities to the birds in my work along the way with hopes of engaging my audience on a more personal level. For me, these hybrid souls are the most exciting way for me to express my love for our natural world.