I am a bird & wildlife photographer. Capturing moments has always been a part of my life. When I moved to Cochrane in 2014, I brought my camera out of retirement. It marked the beginning of a new photography adventure. It was the birds that inspired “Nature in my Backyard”! This new journey has opened my eyes to the beauty and nature that surrounds me in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My adventures are usually close to home, and I call the foothills “My Backyard”! When I am not out photographing, I am busy promoting Cochrane and area as the Executive Director of Cochrane Tourism. The past 7 years have been a learning experience. A big part of this journey is connecting with like-minded photographers who believe that nature comes first. We are privileged to have such a variety of wildlife so close to home. When we get to see wildlife in their natural environment, it is truly a gift.