As the District’s in-house photographer and multimedia producer for more than 14 years, I have traveled almost every county road and highway in Nebraska, met some pretty amazing people, and witnessed incredible sights, all with a camera in hand.
I’ve hung out of a helicopter to capture images of tornado and ice storm aftermath, belly-crawled through cow poo to photograph an endangered wildflower, and battled blizzard conditions with line crews as they relentlessly worked to restore power to customers.
My job has taken me to new heights. Knees knocking, I’ve stood atop a 20-story tall wind turbine to watch the beauty of Nebraska’s wilderness unfold with every gently rolling hill and untraveled path.
As a kid throwing hay bales on my family’s farm, I never imagined having a career as a photographer, let alone working for an electric utility. Now, there is nothing else I would rather do. Photography runs in my veins, as does the passion to capture public power’s story. It’s a story we all share — diversified by how we choose to look at it through our life’s own lens.
The images below are personal favorites of mine. For me, they sum up why I enjoy my job here at Nebraska Public Power District.
All images are copyrighted © 1998 – 2014 Nebraska Public Power District