Tom Kirkendall is a professional photographer. He spent his younger years backpacking and exploring the High Sierra with his family. During his teenage years, his family moved to coastal North Carolina where backpacking and mountain adventures were replaced with surfing, fishing and, sailing.
Tom's career as a photographer started early, covering Little League Baseball for a local newspaper.  Tom attended Brooks Institute of Photography and after graduating, he rode his bicycle from Mexico to Canada and, settled in Western Washington with his wife Vicky Spring, also a professional photographer. Together they enjoy traveling and photographing places from around the world. Many of their travel images have appeared in Backpacker, Sierra, Nature Conservancy, Kayak Angler and AAA Journey, to name a few.