I am a Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Hospital Corpsman, 1966-1970. After my discharge I did a 2½ year stint as the Public Relations Director in the Wrestling office at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. After that I went back to school, graduating with a Microbiology degree from USC in 1976. I spent the years from 1976-1987 in the medical field as a medical technologist at Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield, CA, Kuikini Hospital in Honolulu, HI and Medex Laboratories in Garden Grove, CA. Leaving Medex, I was a QC Tech at Kendall-McGaw Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, CA.
In October, 1987, I started my commercial photography business specializing in advertising photography. In 1993, I was booked as an extra on Sister Act 2 and the rest is history. Since then I have worked on numerous productions both large and small, both in front of and behind the camera. Links to my work can be found in the Links section. I have a small production company, aumakua productions, and am currently developing an episodic documentary series about the British bands of the '60s and '70s, They Came To Play.
Starting April, 2015, aumakua photography is now a part of aumakua productions. The website for aumakua productions is now updated to include links to all related websites.