has been a serious amateur for nearly 40 years, and is now
building a professional reputation. She has had photographs
published on the Joe Van Os Photo Safaris web site and the Nature
Photographer web. She enjoys taking short photo trips throughout
her home state of Texas and into Oklahoma. She has also traveled
and photographed in several other states, Svalbard, India, Kenya
A student of John Shaw's , she has adopted his
philosophy:"To be a better nature photographer, be a
better naturalist. This means understanding the subject not just
in a dry textbook sense, ... but also knowing your subject
through constant contact and observation in the field.
"As you develop your knowledge, I trust you
also will develop a wildlife ethic. In my opinion, no photograph
is more important than the safety and welfare of the subject.
Respect what you photograph. Don't expose a nest to the elements
or keep the parents away from their young. Don't dig up plants
to move them to another site. Don't destroy what you love."
working on her photography, she works for Microsoft and
volunteers her web skills for Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation