I grew up in a small(ish) town in S.W. Washington State. I loved growing up there, but I've also enjoyed the last five years I've spent in the Emerald City of Seattle. I took this photograph when I was in high school; I still like to look at it to remind myself just where I come from, and to recognize the vast differences between there and where I am now. What's important to me is: in both places, I have been happy.