Michael Spear Hawkins or just "Mike" grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. His childhood was spent digging up dinosaur bones, reading, skateboarding and playing too much Nintendo.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in Anthropology in 2010. Since then he has lived in Alaska, Colorado, and served his country as a Peace Corps Volunteer in The Republic of Vanuatu. He is currently based in Taos, New Mexico where he works as the Content Creator for Taos Ski Valley. He is open to new clients and traveling for projects.
Work Published by: SKI Magazine, EarthSky, The Washington Post, Architectural Digest, Rolling Stone, Digital Photographer, D Magazine, Alternative Press, Vanuatu Daily Post, Dallas Morning New, Taos News, National Parks Foundation, Alaska Geographic, New Mexico True, OpenSnow, Powder Chasers.