About Me

Hello, and thanks for visiting!

I grew up in Longmont, Colorado, where I developed a deep love and respect for our natural world. My dad was a hang-glider pilot, and I spent a lot of time in the mountains, camping, hanging out on the launch site, or bumping along in our beat-up 4-Runner, tracking him down. To this day I’m still more comfortable in a campsite than a city, and I draw on the nature around me as a source of endless inspiration. I hope to inspire others to see the beauty of our world and to understand the importance of protecting it.

I created my first picture book at age eight, a pop-up book entitled “Skeleton Dog.” A year later I tried out nonfiction with a book about owls. I forgot picture books for a while, pursuing sculpture at Scripps College. After graduation I took a set of travel watercolors on a year-long trip around the world and thus inadvertently began my illustration career.

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