"Exploring nature through travel and photography helps me focus on the beauty in the world. Shooting landscapes makes the noise and distractions of ever day life disappears. While my life is super busy because I’m a mother, wife and business woman, I started taking a trip by myself outside the country about 12 years ago, which was a big deal and a lot of people told me I shouldn’t do it for a lot of different reasons. But now I take a trip like this about once every 2-1/2 years and this solo trip has become important to me. It’s part of how I center myself, how I recharge, how I push myself and how I grow. It’s a bit scary embarking on a solo adventure to a place I’ve never been but I always come back feeling stronger and emotional richer for the experience. I find I’m living my healthiest, happiest and truest life when I’m out in nature – where-ever that may be - with my camera."