You don’t have to know a lot about a person to like them but it helps.

Born in Dallas, Texas

Infected at an early age with a love for Music, Food and Photography - There is no cure.

Music had the strongest seduction and led me into my first career.

Spent many years as a professional bassoonist in The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.

Performed with gifted musicians of the FWSO throughout Texas; Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou, China including Hong Kong; Madrid, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao and Zaragoza, Spain; and one memorable Sunday matinee at Carnegie Hall in NYC.

Of course I viewed all of these places through the viewfinder of my camera.

Leaving professional music was a gift for my significant other (SO) who was asked to join the ranks of The Baltimore Sun.

Cue the food bug. I created Lone Star Personal Chef and Catering service along with teaching cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma.

SO is lured into the number two newsroom position at The Statesman Journal in Salem Oregon. Load up the wagons and move west.

Cue my inner Realtor. Huh? Yup, I got my Oregon Real Estate license to serve sellers and buyers with their real estate needs.

Cue the shutterbug. Of course, I needed photos of the wonderful homes I was marketing for my clients. Isn’t it strange that life almost never turns out as expected but it’s seldom boring.

Want more - Take me to coffee and I’ll share the long story while listening to your story as well.

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