Photography Background

The majority of my life I've been a professional photographer. Starting in advertising in 1974 I worked for the best commercial photographers in Seattle. During this time I built my own business and enjoyed 15 years shooting weddings.

Custom color and B&W printing, film processing E3, E4, E6, C41, C22 and B&W in 35mm, 120, 4x5 and 8x10 sizes by hand in 3 1/2 gallon sink lines, before the advent of computers, was my area of expertise.

Photography is my background...
A shot of me (with my previous married name) in front of my wedding and portrait studio in Seattle which I operated in the late 80's and early 90's averaging 50 weddings a year.

I have since upgraded to all digital top of the line Nikon equipment. Visit the photography page for samples and links to my work.

Technical Background


In 1999 I decided to join the digital age and returned to school. I graduated Phi Theta Kappa in 2002 from North Seattle Community College with an AAS in Web Software Development.


Website design, logo design, image enhancement, technical writing and creative solutions are my strong suit. Standards compliant handwritten code using XHTML, CSS and JavaScript are my main tools. I have lots of experience with Forms and E-commerce using PayPal. Some experience with ASP, PHP, Java and C++.


Photoshop, Illustrator and HomeSite I use constantly. Freehand, Flash, Fireworks and Dreamweaver are programs I have and use occasionally. Some experience with BBC edit, Access, Excel and mySQL. Familiarity with both PC and Mac platforms; 95, 98, XP, NT, Vista, Windows7 and OS X as well as FTP, SSH and other transfer programs.

Networking Essentials

Some early studies in PC maintenance and repair. TCP/IP protocols. Command line Unix account management and Apache configuration as well.


Since 2002 I have been freelancing in Web Development and Photography. For a list of clients and references please contact me directly.
For examples of my work refer to the web design or photography pages.

Other Education and Interests

Music was my first life. I studied Violin from the age of 7 and continued with music throughout school. Attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan majoring in Music Theory and Composition. Served as Music Teacher for grades 1 - 12 at The Friends School in Detroit for 3 years. After moving to Seattle in 1974 I played guitar with first rock and then jazz and blues combos. In the late 80's and early 90's while I was shooting weddings I played constantly in the greater Seattle area with a blues band called "The Night Crawlers". That was a great time for the Pioneer Square blues scene. For more information about my music or samples of my recordings, please contact me.