US Army Veteran, Student of Classical Archaeology, Conservator of Classical Athenian culture and the culture of the Roman Republic and Empire
I am a Californian by choice and Southern by the grace of God! I was born in Alabama, raised in Florida and lived all around the world. My father was career Army so we traveled! I’ve loved animals for as long as I remember. My family always had dogs when I was growing up. My bedroom was full of aquariums with snakes and other reptiles fresh from the swamp near our house in Jacksonville Florida. Currently my wife and I have a Great Pyrenees named Emmy that we drove 1,852 miles to adopt. Emmy is a Southern Belle, She was born in Mason Tennessee. Please believe me when I say that I know how much your pets mean to you. Mine ARE and will always my family! They all deserve to be celebrated and memorialized just like any other family member, so I use my photography to capture and display their personalities forever in fine art photographs.
After school I enlisted into the United States Army and soon after was recruited by Intelligence Security Command. My first assignment was 12 months at a remote intelligence posting in eastern Turkey on the Black Sea (it has since been declassified so I am allowed now to show as well as tell you now).
I semi-retired to San Diego in 2013. I may be a Californian now but I have been able to maintain my southern charm (accent) and manners so far.