"My passion is teaching astrophotography that inspires others to explore the night sky"
"Share the Experience"
In 2005, from my backyard in Pittsburgh, PA, my goal was to create images that inspire learning and appreciation for the night sky. My astronomy class in high school that year helped inspire me to want to experience the night sky. I began the learning curve of using a telescope, camera, and post-processing software to create photos that I could share with friends and family of objects in the Universe.
After finishing a Master's degree in Geology and Planetary Science in 2015 from the University of Pittsburgh, I served as an Astronomy Ranger at Mount Rainier National Park. I found an immediate enjoyment for outdoor education. That year, I was honored to have my astrophoto of Mount Rainier selected by the US Postal Service to become a Forever Stamp celebrating the National Park Service Centennial. I also received my first NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) of the Perseid Meteor Shower over Mount Rainier.
I install telescopes for astrophotographers, researchers, and University clients. I have spent nearly two decades as an astrophotographer and during that time have installed over 50 telescope systems for astronomers. I am grateful to have turned my passion into a career, so please contact me for astrophotography training, consulting, and systems integration. Knowing where to start with equipment selection to achieve professional results is difficult, so trust in me as your tutor to help you reach your imaging goals.