I am a front-end and WordPress web developer, as well as designer, on the Lab’s homepage, All About Birds and Bird Cams.
I have been designing and coding websites since I was in my early teens. It started out as a hobby until I realized that I could make a career out of it. My professional path started shortly out of high school. I am 100% self-taught and continue to grow my skills to this day. Working at the Lab brings together my professional talents with my passion for birds.
My love for birds started behind a camera. I photographed birds around a local park that has a large pond. This is where I first saw a Great Blue Heron. The bird absolutely fascinated me with its grace and beauty. I was able to watch the heron closely one winter when it did not mind me stalking its attempts at fishing. I became hooked. I started finding other birds of interest and eventually got a field guide so I could identify the birds that I was photographing. My love for birds took off. I now consider myself a “birding photographer.”
Beyond the Lab
I am a general naturalist, focusing on birds, native plants and mushrooms – most of which I find around my rural property. I also enjoy kayaking, fishing, lifting weights, indoor/outdoor cycling and cooking.
I am also a brand ambassador for Carl Zeiss Sports Optics. One of the first adventures I had with them was traveling to Panama to see a Harpy Eagle. If you need assistance with binoculars, feel free to reach out!