Butler Photo was born many years ago, but was officially founded as a business in 2016. Our passion is to raise awareness about threatened and endangered wildlife and plants through visual storytelling. We are dedicated to making your conservation research come alive so it can reach a wider audience and make an even stronger impact.
As principal owner, I have made this business my life-work, along with my volunteer responsibilities at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, the Philadelphia Zoo, and as a pet therapy team with my dog Sprocket. I have a B.S. in biology and chemistry, as well as an MBA, and worked in the pharmaceutical industry for close to twenty years. Not only do I understand science, but I also possess a strong set of transferable skills around being organized, keeping communication open, working as a team, being sensitive to cultural differences, solving problems creatively and (perhaps most important) being flexible.
I recently received my Master of Fine Arts at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and worked tirelessly on a thesis project that aimed to raise awareness about migrating birds and why nesting grounds and stop-over points are vital to their survival. The drastic change in lifestyle from corporate to academic life allowed me to explore the less tangible qualities of life such as how experiences can change what we see, how challenges and disruptions can help us find our way, and how much of an impact one person can actually make in the world.
Let’s start talking about how we can work together to create a compelling multimedia story that builds on our collective areas of expertise and communicates the importance of your conservation work to audiences far and near!
Clients and Collaborators
JANUARY 2019 Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Exhibit (Juried) Wilmington, Delaware
SEPTEMBER 2018 Delaware Museum of Natural History - Here to There Exhibit (Juried) Wilmington, Delaware
JUNE 2018 Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Sanctuary Exhibit (Juried) Wilmington, Delaware
APRIL 2018 Delaware Museum of Natural History - Wading Birds Exhibit (Juried) Wilmington, Delaware
MAY 2017 Spring Show at the Academy of Art University (Juried) - HONORABLE MENTION San Francisco, California
APRIL 2017 Delaware Museum of Natural History - Shorebird Migration Exhibit (Juried) Wilmington, Delaware
MAY 2016 Spring Show at the Academy of Art University (Juried) San Francisco, California
FEB 2016 Art on the Town – On the Edge! WILMINGTON FREE LIBRARY (Invitational) Wilmington, Delaware
SEPT 2015 Viewpoint: Landscape and Architecture, BLACK BOX GALLERY (Juried) Portland, Oregon
MAY 2015 Spring Show at the Academy of Art University (Juried) – 2nd PLACE WINNER San Francisco, California
FEB 2015 Art on the Town – Insects! WILMINGTON FREE LIBRARY (Invitational) Wilmington, Delaware
JAN 2015 Field Work: Nature and Landscape, BLACK BOX GALLERY (Juried) Portland, Oregon
JAN 2014 Group Art Exhibit, EXTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Invitational) Exton, Pennsylvania
JAN 2013 Group Art Exhibit, STARBUCKS (Invitational) West Chester, Pennsylvania
JAN 2013 Group Art Exhibit, EXTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Invitational) Exton, Pennsylvania
JUNE 2013 Healing through Art, PAOLI CANCER CENTER (Invitational) Paoli, Pennsylvania