Growing up in the Central Valley of California, I have been immersed in food culture from a young age. Being introduced to photography on a trip to the Eastern Sierras with my father, I have developed a visual personality that is continuously developing and maturing. After attending Pitzer College - majoring in Evolution + Human Biology - I was able to realize my true culinary and visual passions, allowing me to embark on an adventure to achieve them both upon graduation. Working my way up the kitchen ladder in Kris Morningstar's District while moonlighting in television production and development paved the way to the founding of The FareTrade, which has given me the opportunity to build a community around food while traveling the country to photograph some of the nations top culinary talent.