I was born in Bamako, Mali, but raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Alto, Michigan. Being the child of a diplomat, I traveled to over ten countries before I was 15. The exposure to many cultures from an early age opened my mind.
Though I started photography, shooting film, and learning to process and print my negatives at age 17; my professional career began in management. The experience of working with small local and large international companies and customer-related projects allowed me to bring a unique understanding of how to capture images through photography.
I have done work for clients including IBM, Carpenters Union, Home Depot, Hyundai USA, I Love Kickboxing, Anaheim Ducks, WE Day Org, and DoubleTree Hotel.