In 1973, I completed my first commissioned artwork: pen and ink illustrations for science fiction anthologies for Harper & Row Publishers. Following that brief period, I entered college to study art, and earned a BFA and an MFA in photography and design. In the 1980s, I opened a graphic design studio in Seattle and, over the next 14 years, produced logotypes, all kinds of printed pieces, magazines, books, packaging, billboards, signage, and other items, and produced commercial photography to augment them. My first fine art photography exhibition was in 1978 and more than 50 shows have followed. I have taught photography and design classes and workshops in colleges and communities since 1980, including 10 years with Elderhostel, now Road Scholar. In 1999, I joined with Sue Arbuthnot to open Hare in the Gate Productions, a film production company. Together, we have produced more than 25 films, many of which have been aired on public television, screened in film festivals, and in theatres in the U.S. and abroad. Recently, Sue and I produced and directed the first- ever film festival for Farm Aid in Chicago leading up to their 30th annual concert in the summer of 2015.