•Responding to the needs of my clients and collaborating with non-profits and other communities to further issues about which we care deeply.
•Being outdoors (whether on a mountaintop, beside a glacier, or on a river in my backyard) and communicating the awesome experience of the natural world through my work as a photographer.
•Life-long learning opportunities.
•Born in Switzerland, the daughter of a foreign service officer who in his free time mastered a twin lens rolleiflex; learning at a young age about travel, flexibility, challenge, and mingling with an ever-changing circle of friends and characters.
•Graduated from Smith College with a degree in Religion and South Asian Studies, but left the East Coast for the Colorado mountains where I also discovered the darkroom.
•Worked in museums (Cincinnati Art Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service).
•1990s, based in Washington DC, went from part-time to full-time with Irene Owsley Photography doing portraits, events, and editorial work. Built an archive of travel and outdoor adventure imagery.
•Created a body of work, Potomac Panoramas, that is represented in both private and public spaces in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
•A founding board member of FotoDC and served two terms on the national board of the American Society of Media Photographers.
•Moved to New Mexico in 2014.
•Accepted to five artist-in-residence programs: Bandelier National Monument, NM, and 4 through Voices of Wilderness in Alaska (Nellie Juan-College Fjord Wilderness Study Area, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge and 2 in Tracy Arm-Ford's Terror Wilderness).