I was born the son of a construction company owner who was the first generation of my family to be born in the United States. My Great Grand Parents made the trip from Russia looking for the American Dream. Growing up I would often be found practicing motocross during the week and racing the weekends. My racing career ended after a string of injuries and one extremely complicated surgery. Before hanging up my race jersey my father introduced me to photography. My hobby of photographing fellow racers slowly turned into one of my largest passions in life that still drives me today. My photography mentor is world-class professional photographer Stan Malinowski from Chicago, Illinois. I would like to thank my father, Stan and every client that I have been lucky enough to work for.