I am a firm believer that we are what we do. And so if that's the case, then what truly defines me is my passion for rock climbing, photography, and traveling. I continually crave the unknown, the new, the loneliness of being away, and love to push myself physically. Even though, at an early age, I was always interested in the idea of taking photographs, especially the kind published in National Geographic, I had never really owned a “real camera” until about 3 years ago. Of course, I owned many basic cameras, and over the years, the cameras got fancier and fancier, but photography was never really fascinating until I picked up my first D-SLR. With my background in mathematics, combinatorics, and computer science, it made absolute sense that I would start directly with digital photography. Since then, it is difficult to remove the camera from my face. I continually want to capture the special moments and the amazing landscapes that surround us.