I am a life-long Rhode Islander, born and raised in Providence while being fortunate to spend summers in Narragansett. I currently live in Wakefield, not able to allow myself to live too far from the water’s edge.
I am a 1979 graduate of La Salle Academy and a 1984 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where I earned an applied math degree. I was torn my senior year in high school while deciding to pursue an education in math/science or photography, the later which I had fallen in love with during a Film Arts elective my senior year. My high school graduation gift was a Pentax K1000 and I was enthralled.
I eventually chose the more practical path of information technologies, but in 2013 I enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design’s certificate program in digital photography in order to finally purse the life of a photographer.
I have worked for 25+ years at Amica insurance, which is a great company with an impeccable record of taking care of its customers and employees, and a place I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of, and which has helped hold back any regrets of not following the photography career I thought I would love. But now I am ready to shift gears and put practicality aside in order to follow one dream I have held on to for many, many years.