Tess McEnroe is a freelance photojournalist and visual storyteller originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She became passionate for photography and the mountains in Missoula, Montana where she graduated from the University Montana's School of Journalism, specializing in photojournalism and multimedia production. After living out west for the last eleven years, Tess has come to favor freedom of the road and river with her camera in hand. As a commercial river guide she has used the wilderness as a classroom, teaching people why all land and waterways are worth protecting.
Her work and adventure travel has taken her around the world; working in newsrooms from Kathmandu to Kalamazoo, to spending summers in the backcountry. She has found that there are beautiful stories to be told near and far.
McEnroe credits her many parents for sparking her journalism interest and curiousty for the world early in life by growing up with a newspaper at the breakfast table. She considers her two younger brothers her best friends, travel to be the best form of education, and the wilderness as a source for creativity, and capturing the simplicity of life.
She is currently teaching photography, digital film, and yoga to high school students at the Dunn School, an independent boarding school in the sleepy vineyard town of Los Olivos, California.
Words to live by: Shoot from the hip, chase light and brave and get weird.