Besides being a photographer, I grew up on the ocean, learning to sail at the knee of my dad and moving onto a decorated Naval career in the 80′s (awarded the Chief of Defense Staff Commendation for rescuing a fellow shipmate who had fallen overboard), to being a certified International Fisheries Observer in the 90′s, protecting our oceans from overfishing by living and working aboard Russian, Cuban, and Japanese factory-freezer trawlers in the North Atlantic.

Before retiring my sea legs, I was also an instructor at the NS Sea School, teaching at-risk youths adventure-sailing and survival skills in open boats on the open sea. I became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer in 1997, and later a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Since then, I’ve worked as a Network Engineer/Administrator and Service Desk Manager for medium to enterprise-sized businesses, as well as running my own training and consulting business and is ITIL Practitioner level certified.