Steven Cooke, born in Washington D.C. and raised in Southern California, discovered the world we inhabit -- its variety, landscapes, colors and culture – early in life. Traveling with his parents, from Mexico to Guatemala, and from Yosemite Valley to the Shenandoah Valley expanded his world views. Almost twenty years living and working in New York City and the NYC metro area added trips to Europe, Iceland and the Caribbean to the calendar. Four more in Japan put Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Isles within reach. Three more, at home in the Rocky Mountains, includes wilderness hiking on the summer calendar and skiing and diving in the winter.