I'm a husband, dad, and photojournalist. I have lived in Richfield for 8 years and Minnesota for my whole life. I have 3 children, 3 chickens, and 1 cat. I brew my own beer at home and am a member of the local homebrewing club the Richfield Engineers of Hops and Barley (R.E.H.A.B.)
A few of my favorite movies are "Best in Show", "Caddyshack", and "The Big Lebowski".
I took interest in photography after taking a class in 6th grade at the old train depot in downtown Duluth, MN when my family moved there after my dad got a promotion. Being new in town, I didn't know anyone so photography became a good way to fill my time. I learned the developing process and worked in a dark room developing my own prints. It was one of my best memories of living in Duluth. We moved back shortly after but I found myself drawn back to Duluth later in my life and attended 2 years at UMD in 1996 and '97.
When not freelancing for Richfield Patch, my wife and I have a portrait and event photography business, Haines Photography. Our family enjoys the outdoors whether it is playing in Richfield's 460 acres of park lands or paddling the BWCA.