My road in life took a while to figure out.
Grew up in a very strict Mormon family—says that although her family supported her creatively, they didn’t support her value system.
She has always been interested in photography—admits that before digital, it was an expensive hobby to maintain.
Early in her career, she took a lot of freelance gigs and photo assistant jobs for other photographers in order to earn enough money to support her passion.
Attended Salt Lake Community College to study photography—says that one of the reasons she went to college was to have access to their state-of-the-art darkroom.
The emergence of digital photography and the changes it brought about in the industry encouraged her to learn more about publishing and writing to make her photojournalism skills more marketable.
Was freelancing as a photojournalist when she was approached by the owner of SLUG Magazine to shoot a cover for them—has been working for SLUG Magazine since 1997.
In 2000, she got the opportunity to take over the magazine and transformed it into a digital and print publication with a circulation of 630,000—says she wanted to create “a safe creative space.”
Her mission is to make Salt Lake City an inclusive creative community—also founded Craft Lake City, a nonprofit organization that showcases Utah’s handmade community with an annual DIY festival.
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