A native of Wisconsin and later resident of Minnesota, I grew up exploring the forests and waterways of the northern Great Lakes region – a place that continues to inspire my work, ideals, and passion for the art of wilderness canoeing.
I believe deeply in the power of images to educate, inspire, and serve as a catalyst for positive environmental action, and try my very best to create work that will do just that.
I am currently based in Ventura, California, where I work as an in-house video producer and digital archivist at Patagonia.
On the Web
Seen in Print
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Minnesota adventurer Calvin Rutstrum isn't well-known, but his disciples are legion
A Year in the Wilderness: Bearing Witness in the Boundary Waters (Cover photo + images throughout)
B-SIDE Magazine Issue 1: The Paddling Protestors (Photos)
Canoeroots Magazine: A Year in the Wilderness (Photo - Summer/Fall 2016)
Canoeroots Magazine: Miner Threat (Photos - Early Summer 2015)
NORTH TO THE FUTURE: Patagonia St. Paul Slideshow & Presentation - St. Paul, MN May 2018
NORTH TO THE FUTURE: Topa Topa Brewing Company Show - Ventura, CA July-August 2016
Patagonia Employee Pop-Up Gallery - Ventura Artwalk - Ventura, CA July 2014
Film Festivals & Awards
North America Premiere, Official Selection - Takayna - Mountainfilm 2018
World Premiere - BEAR WITNESS: A Year in the Wilderness - Fresh Coast Film Festival 2016
Official Selection, Santa Barbara Comedy Shorts - GREETINGS FROM SEAWARD - Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2014
TAH-CHECK or P-TAH-CHECK (It means "little bird" in Czech)