I grew up in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand, right in the middle of the scenic Mackenzie Basin. 

Half-Kiwi and half-German, I have been privileged to have a life filled with adventure on both sides of the planet. My many interests, ranging from Biochemistry to ski instructing, have converged in the multifaceted world of documentary filmmaking with a focus on our incredible natural world. 

My ambition is to combine the energy of nature, teamwork and creativity in whatever I do. 

Photo credit: Keith Payne