I grew up in Rockaway Twp. NJ.

I swore I was going to move as far away as possible.


I now live in Rockaway Boro, one town over.

My first SLR camera, the Pentax K-1000.

It's a great camera, and I don't think I will ever get rid of it.

Now I use Canon cameras.

In 2001, Sam and I bought our house.

It's old and requires a lot of work.

I love it and wouldn't want to live anywhere else.

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an astronaut.

This is me, in 7th grade, at Space Camp.

In 1994, I met Sam in 3D design class.

We've been together ever since.

We were married on Aug. 11, 2000.

In 2003, I started at Brian J Ganton & Associates. First as an assistant, then as 2nd photographer, and now as the head photographer and studio manager.

Behind the camera is Chris Ganton.

I wouldn't be where I am today without his help.

I went to William Paterson University, majoring in Fine Arts.

I was part of the first graduating class as a University.

While in school, I interned for Lois Greenfield.

It was my first experience being around a working photographer and studio.

I like to make stuff.

I don't mind getting dirty.


I used to paint. When I started school, it was all I wanted to do.

After I took a photo course, my priorities changed.

All I wanted to do was take pictures.

After I graduated, I started working at Rollercoaster Studios.

I built sets and did lighting for assorted films and videos.

This included a lot of infomercials.

I Love Books.

I'm going to have to build another bookcase soon.

The ones we have are almost all full.

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