I was born and raised in Lynn, Mass and I wouldn't change a thing! (Okay, okay...there are definitely some things I would change but you know what I mean...I am happy for my journey!) I received my first 35mm camera at age 12 from Uncle Lawrence. My father gave me my first portrait lens at age 15, a Minolta 100mm 2.8 which changed my life! I am a father to one amazing and wonderful kid, Milo. I am a nurse and an athlete, I am single and live with my dog Pepper. Music and photography were my first passions. They were the only reason I made it through high school. My life has been blessed with a recurring theme where beautiful and caring people have always appeared to show me the way. Mr Pagnotta taught me about music and life all through my schooling. Mr Lundgren taught me photography, darkroom and life. Dick Tobin and Helen Hynes taught me about living a sober spiritual life. Bill O'Brien and Jane Walton Rowe nurtured me through nursing school. Doc Wentzell bought me a camera when I got sober at age 22 and insisted I start shooting again. And on and on right up to today.