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A little bit about my life’s journey…so far.

I photograph and write about nature, place, inspiration, and being human.

I’ve been made by love, and transformed by loss.


I’ve been shaped by the landscapes where I’ve lived: Michigan, Iowa, Virginia, and Alberta.

Travel has stirred my soul. I’ve climbed a pyramid in Egypt, watched an eclipse moon rise over Crete, and walked two Camino pilgrimage trails in Spain.

Now I live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, filling my senses with west coast beauty. I don’t know where I’ll journey next. I hope to see my ancestral Finland one day.


In my winding career, I’ve helped lead an environmental education charity. I’ve also worked for an NHL hockey team, a venture capital company, and freelanced in all aspects of business operations. For a few fun years, I even ran my own candy store!

But writing has always been my one, true love.


I’m a lifelong, curious, experiential learner. I went to university, but don’t have a degree. In my nonprofit life, I earned the niche professional designations CAE and C.Mgr. But I learn best by seeking, asking, doing, reflecting, and always following my heart.

Things I’ve Written

In addition to this blog, you can read my published portfolio here.


  • Federation of BC Writers
  • Victoria Writers’ Society
  • Royal City Literary Arts Society
  • And of course, Planet Earth