My Roots

I grew up as a natural explorer. I was always searching for undiscovered beauty - from local waterfalls to artisan cheese factories. I became immersed in traveling locally and learning from what exists around me. 

Often we believe we must travel to faraway lands to truly feel an experience or create shareable stories. I challenge you to look in your backyard, to see the beauty within and around us, and to embrace it. 


I use Near Beauty as a tool to exercise my creativity and discovery. Near Beauty is a way to connect with others and share stories of global creators, locations, and lifestyles. 

I hope that Near Beauty gives you a new light to look at your surroundings and see near beauty everywhere.