Three and a half years ago I was a budding photographer but still didn’t have the skills or knowledge to chase my dreams of telling the stories of the road. And then an opportunity came up to work an office job back in my hometown of Billings, Montana. The job was to be the Social Media/PR Manager for Visit Billings and Visit Southeast Montana. I hesitated to take it as everyone told me the east was nothing but flat land and wide open spaces, but I took the job anyway. Within the first few weeks of working there I decided to take a week-long road trip around the region I now called my own, and it shattered every idea I had of what Eastern Montana looked like. From badlands to canyons, the landscape seemed to surprise me at every turn. I spent the next year and a half passionately sharing my love for Southeast Montana, and photographing lands that few professional photos existed of. When it was time to leave, it was to finally chase this dream I’m currently living, but doing so with the knowledge that I would always hold a special place in my heart for Southeast Montana.