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I was born in Los Angeles. Spent my formative years in Covina, California living in the Masonic Home for Children. Aside from going to school, I learned to ride horses, camp, ski, bodysurf and scuba dive. I was 14 (1955) when I took my first open water dive in La Jolla; no wet suit, no-BCD, a J-valve tank, a double-hose regulator, and fins that weighed a ton. Little could I imagine that I would still be diving after all these years…the exceptions:during college, Peace Corps-Thailand and Project Concern-Vietnam. In 1967, I joined Continental (now United) Airlines as an international flight attendant.While living on Guam I upgraded my dive skill level to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.I retired from the airlines after 35 fantastic years of exploring the world, with my cameras, above and below the water. At present, I am shooting with an Olympus E-M1 in a Nauticam housing. Underwater macro photography is my passion.

worked as a travel photojournalist for the Houston Community Newspapers, the Houston Chronicle, and co-editor for X-Ray Dive E-zine. Currently, I am freelancing travel stories and photography. To keep busy at home, I help my husband with his conservation programs: Save Our Leatherbacks Operations and 11th Hour Heroes. BTW, I am still exploring the world with my cameras, above and below the water.


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