Columnist, Writer & Author

Vail Daily

He’s been called the political voice of reason of the valley, but his commentaries go far beyond the political; here are just a few of the topics seen in the Vail Daily.

1. What’s the best ‘present’ a man can give a woman?
2. Why do brides carry bouquets?
3. What do customers really want before they buy?
4. What should our schools really be teaching our kids?
5. Why the World Court is a bad idea for the U.S.

These are just a few of the topics you’ll find inside the archives of the Vail Daily.

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Colorado Photographer - Big Cats


Butch has taught photography at Colorado Mountain College and the Alpine Arts Center in Edwards, Colorado since 2012. His images have appeared in a number of national publications as well as on the Audubon Society’s website. Additionally both Travel Africa Magazine and Africa Geographic Magazine have published Butch’s photo essays.

All images are for sale, if interested please contact Butch at

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Photographic Resume

Amateur photo enthusiast

Photography instructor – Colorado Mountain College since 2012

Published Images & Articles

  • Shutter Bug Magazine (2009)
  • Travel Africa (2009 thru 2014)
  • Sarasota Magazine (2012),
  • Africa Geographic (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Published photo essay – (Wildlife conservation) Africa Geographic – 2013
  • Published photo essay – (Leopards, the Ultimate Cat) Travel Africa Magazine– 2014

Awards, recognition and competitions

  • Leica’s international best photo competition --1st Place – 2012
  • Viewbug’s Curator’s Choice Competition – 1st place – 2013
  • Photographer of the Year – Focus Camera Club, Denver CO - 2014 & 2016
  • Six times featured on the Denver Audubon Society’s Homepage – 2012…2017
  • Chosen as photographer-in-Residence @ Enaidura Safari Camp, Kenya – 2016
  • The Wildlife Experience Museum featured exhibitor – 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Designated a Certified Image Analyst by the Photographic Society of America – 2017
  • Photographic Society of America’s Distinctive Portfolio Designation – 2018
  • Photographic Society of America, Elixir International Digital Competition – Nature Division - Bronze Medal (1,284 entrants) 2018

Ski Instructor

Note: Butch will not be teaching this year

Vail Ski School Instructor

Are you looking for top-flight ski instruction for yourself or your group?  Do you want to improve your form or your technique?  Would you like to ski better and use less energy?  Those are realistic expectations after spending some time on Vail Mountain with Butch.

Perhaps you’re looking for a guide to give you a tour of Vail Mountain.  Butch is a PSIA Certified ski instructor and has worked with scores of people to maximize their skiing experience on Vail Mountain.

Many students have written to the Snowsports School about their adventure with Butch.  Here are a few of their comments.

"I moved up two levels in one day - Butch was outstanding!"- Karen L., Stamford, CT

Butch’s specialty are those skiers who describe themselves as “terminally intermediate” and he can usually move them up a full level within a day or so.

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