I have a formal education in photography form the Rochester Institute of Technology and first worked as an industrial photographer as a co-op student at NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. There I designed and help build a system for producing color hard copies from CRT monitors. This facilitated the Domestic Information System and the Atmospheric Information Processing Center to easily obtain images for presentation, for this I received an official government commendation for my work. An article was published in Industrial Photography describing the difficulties and success of this project.
I also volunteer as a board member and archivist for the Greater Providence YMCA. For their resident summer camp program I have chaired the advisory board and done fund raising I am also a part of the image preservation group responsible for maintaining archives.