I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania and I currently reside in Auckland, New Zealand. As a child I was intrigued by maps and globes, and with time I developed a keen interest in traveling and learning about cultures other than my own. It is my intention to see as much of the earth’s surface, and to experience as many of the world’s cultures as possible. I find all parts of the world to be fascinating, but I have a particular affinity for the Pacific and the unique cultures that can be found in the remote islands of Polynesia. I am also enthusiastic about documentary photography/photojournalism, writing, anthropology, and skateboarding.