I often describe myself as a reporter who learned how to use a video camera. I began my career as a print reporter for a local, weekly paper in the Tampa Bay area. I fell in love with video in graduate school on the first project I shot and edited. Since then, I’ve had incredible opportunities to produce videos across the country – and the world. The siren call of the tropics, a mix of amphibious symphony punctuated by soggy steps, has always brought me home to this strange and beautiful land.