I received my first camera as a birthday gift from my dad, former Green Bay Packer and best-selling author, Jerry Kramer, in 1983, just as I was heading to college at the University of Minnesota where I played rugby, interned with the Star-Tribune and graduated with a B.A. in Journalism. After working for three years as a newspaper editor, reporter and photographer, I enrolled in the Documentary Photojournalism program at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. In 1995, I graduated with my MFA, interned with Newsday, was selected to the Eddie Adams Workshop, received my first grant and embarked on my first self-financed freelance project in which I retraced Mark Twain's journey around the world. My next major project documented the Green Bay Packers’ 1996-97 Super Bowl-winning season for Dick Schaap’s book: Green Bay Replay. A selection of 50 photographs from this project toured Wisconsin museums for three years. From 1998-2000 I photographed everyday life in Cuba. Photographs from this project have been acquired by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and exhibited at the International Photography Gathering in Aleppo, Syria and the Griffin Museum of Photography. My self-published book from this project , Cuban Fire, was exhibited at and acquired by the Phoenix Art Museum. In 2003, I accepted the Staff Photographer position with the Houston Press. During my time with the Press I had my own photo column, shot hundreds of covers and won numerous awards. A selection of my Houston Press work was exhibited at the Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston. My next major project focused on the Houston rodeo. Photographs from this project were chosen by the American Society of Media Photographers as the Best of 2014 and have been exhibited and acquired by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. Currently I am a freelance photographer and educator in Houston, Texas.