I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At a very early age I delighted in perusing Look and Life Magazine back issues stacked behind my parent's couch. I had a darkroom in a rented fruit cellar during college in the sixties. After earning a degree in Music Performance, I was in photo wholesale and retail management, meeting many wonderfully skilled photographers. Over the years I helped many young people find a love in photography. Now retired after thirty-five years as a parish pastor, I have lots of time to continue enjoying photography as a hobby. My favorite subjects are family events, landscape and nature.