BIO

I was first captivated by the cosmos at a young age after my parents bought our family an 8" Dobsonian telescope (which I still have!).  Like many, my first view of Saturn's rings was the sight that sealed my fate.  For years after, I dabbled in astronomy here and there, but never took it seriously.

It wasn't until 2014, after attaching a camera to the telescope my family gave me for graduating college, that I started my journey in astrophotography.  After a year of practicing the hobby from my backyard in Tucson, AZ, I joined Kitt Peak National Observatory as a public outreach specialist in late 2015.  Since then, I have been involved with all of our nighttime programs and created astrophotography workshops geared towards today's hobbyists.  I consider myself very lucky to have an opportunity to share my passion with the public in such an amazing setting.

I capture many images from Kitt Peak, but have a remote observatory with my good friend, Steve Timmons.  I live in Tucson, Arizona with my lovely, supporting wife Katlyn and our two dogs.  In "real life," I am the Chief Financial Officer of a rehabilitation hospital in Tucson.

Awards/Publications

NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day, March 5, 2020: SH2-155

Insight's Astronomy Photographer of the Year, 2019, at Royal Greenwich Museum

Astrobin Image of the Day

Amateur Astronomy Picture of the Day

  • Messier 100 - May 26, 2020

  • Messier 78 - March 5, 2020

  • VDB 15 - June 1, 2019

  • NGC 1333 - April 3, 2019

  • NGC 2170 - February 21, 2018

  • Messier 8 - July 21, 2016

Publication/Speaking Engagements

  • Astronomy Magazine Picture of the Day: LBN 782 - June 7, 2019  

  • Southwest Airline Magazine: Kitt Peak Patio - May 2018

  • Guest Speaker, Von Braun Astronomical Society, July 2018 "Astronomy at Kitt Peak"

Works on Display

Milky Way over Baboquivari                      Hacienda del Sol Resort, Tucson AZ

November 2017 - Current

Saturn in the Dust, M8, Horsehead Nebula            BubbaBlade, Inc., Tucson AZ

May 2016 - December 2018

Blood Moon

HeinfeldMeech, Tucson AZ

August 2018 - current

Rotating Kitt Peak Images

Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center

September 2016 - current

Good Astronomy Gallery                          

Dedicated Bakery, Tucson AZ

August 2018 - October 2018

Local Stars - Deep Sky Vineyards                       

Elgin, Az

July 2019 and February 2020

Contact Me

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