I am an engineer and BIM/VDC Manager for a construction company in Tampa, Florida. My work involves coordinating 3D computer models of mechanical systems within the building models.
I am also a professional photographer specializing in sports, landscape, travel, wildlife and architectural photography. My brother-in-law is a mineral dealer and I helped him guide tour groups on excursions collecting minerals throughout South Africa, Madagascar and Namibia. This gave me the opportunity to discover the many beautiful vistas in these countries, especially Namibia.
I used my experiences and friendships there to begin offering photo safaris throughout Namibia.
The Kolmanskop ran ashore just south of Swakopmund in 2006 after it broke from its moorings in Walvis Bay during strong winds. She drifted to her current site and became wedged between rocks about 700′ from the shore. It was not possible to re-float her, because the hull was damaged, and the area too shallow and rocky. Only parts of the ship remain and can only be seen during low tide.