I'm not a fan of pretentious "artist's statements". You know, the ones where I tell you "I like to show you things in new ways" in ten different ways. I'd probably mention something about my first camera and how it was film. I'd say something about my training or lack of training. So I'll just go with this:
I'm from Florida, born and raised.
I fell in love with the Northwest and moved here.
I love taking pretty pictures, but I probably love mountains (and getting to the tops of them) even more.
I love meeting people with similar interests.
I don't use a tripod enough.