I come from a lineage of photographers and artists. My Great grandfather, T.W. Ingersoll was well known as a landscape and publishing photographer. He traveled with Teddy Roosevelt taking stereo optic views of his journeys. He was also known as a landscape and publishing photographer being the largest publisher of views in the state of Minnesota. Emma Kipling Hess Ingersoll was my great grandmother whose brush work captured the place, life and people of Maryland's Eastern Shore. My brother is a potter, artist and art teacher. My aunt is a painter and quilter. My mother, brother's and their children are photographers as well.