In 1981 I turned a life-long hobby, photography, into a second profession and thus began MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY, an 'on the slopes' photography service at the ski resort. I never thought anything could equal my passion for music, but happily photography did just that! I continued to sing in nightclubs on the Mountain and around our valley for many years to follow, but gradually MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY consumed more and more of my time and my music had to take a back seat. In the summers, beginning in 1983, I contracted my photography business to be the whitewater photography service for all of the rafting companies in the West Glacier area of Glacier National Park.
For the next 27 years I owned and operated MOUNTAIN PHOTOGRAPHY, headquartered in the ski resort village and added to it a resort wear/gift shop that I called 'Crazy Bear & Company'. In the fall of 2007 I sold the ski resort portion of my photography business and closed the doors on my store. However, 35 years later, my crew and I continue on with the whitewater photography project. We are located on the Middle Fork of the Flathead river. At a sometimes not so gentle little rapid called 'Bone Crusher' we shoot photos daily of every commercial and private boater that happens to float by us.