Nala and I met each other back in 2007 at an animal shelter in Orange County, CA. I wasn't sure what kind of dog I was interested in adopting, but I never imagined it would be a poodle mix. As soon as I met her, I knew that she was the one!
Nala has literally changed my entire life in the most amazing ways. She inspired me to become a pet photographer, which unexpectedly led to a successful career as an author! Nala also inspired "One Picture Saves a Life", my charitable mission to help improve the image of animal rescue and adoption through photography. We teach photography workshops at animal shelters around the world and give away brand new cameras and lenses to shelters and rescues in need.
Whenever I sign one of my Underwater Dogs books for someone, I write, "Dogs Inspire Us!" For me, it relates to all dogs, but most importantly, Nala. I literally have no idea what I'd be doing right now if it wasn't for her, but I am so grateful that she is in my life.