I am a photographer, writer, and nature enthusiast. I enjoy the outdoors - mountains, beaches, and national parks - and animals.

Butterflies and Critters: The photographs of the monarch butterflies and squirrel were taken in my garden.

Butterflies Overwintering: The photographs of the overwintering monarch butterflies were taken at the Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove in 2022 and 2023. At the grove, 24,128 monarch butterflies were counted for the November-December 2022 count.

Elephant Seals: The photographs of the elephant seals were taken at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery. Some of the newborn elephant seals were born shortly before the pictures were taken.

Gulls and Shorebirds: The photographs of the gulls and sandpipers were taken at Pismo Beach.

Hummingbirds: The photographs were taken in my garden where mother hummingbirds nested and raised their young.

Rescued Animals and Birds: The photographs were taken at the Big Bear Alpine Zoo, which rehabilitates animals. The animals in the zoo cannot return to the wild. Check out the mountain lion with titanium teeth!

Book-Children's Picture Book: One year, a mother hummingbird built a nest in my garden and laid two eggs. After the first egg hatched, I took pictures each day to document the growth of the baby hummingbird and interactions between the baby and mother. The photographs inspired the story of Little Jewel's Remarkable Journey.

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2019: City of Placentia Photography Contest: Masters Division: Best Photo - Nature: "Bluebird Visit"

2014: Big Bear Alpine Zoo Calendar Photography Contest: Amateur First Place: "Majestic Alaska," Second Place: "Cowboy," and Third Place: "Titanium Teeth."