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About Me

Filmmaker . Photographer . Social Meida 

 I’m a North Idaho farm boy turned globe trotter and creative.  One day I might be shooting a series of social media pictures for an outdoor company and the next I’ll be in South Africa shooting a video for an NGO.  I don’t need much for my work but here’s the important gear:

  • Chaco z2 sandals are on my feet 24/7, 365 days a year.

  • My legs like to be free so I wear shorts.

  • A trucker style cap helps keep my gray cells cool and ready to work.

  • F-Stop Loka camera bag full of all the goodies any camera geek would want.

  • Camera..ranging from an iPhone to a RED.

  • Food…lots of it and I like it hot!

     I’m all about getting the right shot for the right client and I’m not scared to do it.  Let’s adventure together and maybe get some cool content along the way!



  • I shoot all 4K Ultra HD video and RAW Photos.

  • I operate Drones on a professional level and have my FAA Part 107 Certification.


“From catalog shoots to website builds to social content, Michael has been an invaluable partner for the Mountainsmith team. He has a rare and natural ability to connect with people and understand their vision even when we can’t quite draw it up ourselves. Combine that with his commitment to his clients and his team-first mentality, and I was able to look to Michael with high-stakes projects right off the bat. No matter what we have to throw his way, I never have to think twice with Michael. In an industry that’s constantly moving and changing, you just can’t put a price tag on that.”

     -Torie Pallfy, Marketing Manager, Mountainsmith

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