I live in on the South Texas Gulf Coast with my wife Jessica and an ever changing menagerie of animals. I enjoy fishing, golfing, playing poker, photography, birding, reading, and joking around with my many friends. When I am not engaged in these activities, I work as a Licensed Professional Counselor at the non-profit Family Counseling Service agency in Corpus Christi, Texas. I am a specialist in trauma and crisis counseling. Painting is a great stress reliever and is part of what motivates me to paint. The other motivation is the beauty and mystery of the natural world. I try to express my wonder, curiosity, gratitude, and awe to be so blessed to be able to experience these things when I am out on one of my outdoor adventures.