I am, above everything else, an adventurer with a passion for life at every level. From the massive expeditions to the cozy evenings spent with my dogs, I try to enjoy every facet of life.
I had always been interested in photography, but had only been limited to a single photography class in high school before I began college and pushed photography to the side for what I perceived to be more stable careers. After graduating from university without a job offer, I took off to see the world with nothing to hold me back. A few weeks turned into a few months, and a few months evolved into three years and counting. I told my stories to anyone who would listen. I started a blog, recounted my tall travel tales on Instagram, and in the fall of 2018, finally picked up a DSLR after putting it off for entirely too long.
Nothing has ever felt more natural in my hands than a camera. Despite having a successful Instagram page where I somehow managed to trick everyone into thinking I was anything more than a hobbyist, I had a lot to learn. And with every click of the shutter, I learned.
So far, I have snapped hundreds of thousands of pictures across 44 U.S. states, 47 countries, and 5 continents. I have shared many of those stories and experiences under the persona of The Partying Traveler, a popular travel blog and Instagram page looking to capture the wonders of travel from a social standpoint. At the age of 24, I am only getting started.
Aside from photography and traveling, my passions lie in environmental concerns, especially ocean conservation and climate change awareness. At the age of 21, I founded CoraLife, an apparel and accessory company that donated its proceeds towards ocean conservancy.