Jessica with her camera.Since childhood I have been drawn to the outdoors. Given a camera by my father at an equally young age, I began capturing photos to share with others. It is my hope that the images help in some small way to communicate the importance of the natural world and of the research, outreach, education, conservation, restoration and sustainable development efforts that help protect it for generations to come. Over the years I have been honored to participate in such efforts in many capacities beyond the realm of photography. I now spend my days as a Webmaster and Science Communication Specialist for various branches of the National Park Service.