My love of nature and wildlife photography began with a visit from a huge flock of Bohemian Waxwings to the apple tree in my back yard during the depths of a typically brutal Saskatchewan winter. I was immediately smitten with the hardy and nomadic birds, and very quickly realized I needed a longer lens. What began as a simple backyard hobby soon blossomed into a passion for capturing the beauty of nature in many forms, from majestic bull elks bugling in the boreal forest during the autumn rut to isolated frost-covered trees on the wide open prairies. My photos have appeared in numerous articles and calendars from Prairie's North Magazine, Living Bird, Photonews, All About Backyard Birds, and elsewhere. All of the photos in my gallery are available as limited edition numbered prints (please use the contact form if you're interested), and I also have a large collection of photos available for license through Getty Images here.
When I'm not out roaming with my camera in search of new (and often elusive) subjects, I can usually be found at a keyboard writing speculative fiction. My short stories and poems have appeared in more than fifty magazines and anthologies around the world, and my coming-of-age horror novel THE ABSENCE OF SPARROWS (which incorporates my love of birds) was published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers in 2019. The book was named a Gold Standard Selection by the Junior Library Guild, an Editor's Pick by Amazon for best books for young readers, and received a starred review from Quill & Quire Magazine. It was also a finalist for two Saskatchewan Book Awards. To learn more about my writing, visit me here.