“Two great passions of mine are wilderness travel and experiencing the drama of a night sky. I discovered the magic of a starry night the first time I escaped the light polluted city of Los Angeles. In 2010, after the sudden loss of my mother, I decided to backpack 1400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. I didn’t know it at the time, but there were two things I discovered that were about to change my life. One was meeting my wife at mile 50 and the other was witnessing a star-filled canvass every night under true dark skies. During my six-month adventure, I got to know another person who felt the same passionate way about the outdoors and I learned something deeply important about myself: I wanted to turn my hobby into a career by educating people about the effects of light pollution and teaching Night Photography Workshops. We’re so proud that we have built a business around our philosophy of preserving our dark skies and being good stewards towards protecting our wilderness resources. As our workshops and images have grown in popularity, it has enabled me to dedicate more and more time to the art of night sky photography where I just don’t teach my students how to take a good photo, I’m able to guide and support them with their own process of discovery and creativity.