Cody grew up outside the small town of Eureka, Kansas. He received a Bachelor of Science in Park and Natural Resource Management from Kansas State University, then moved to the Rocky Mountains where he has lived since 1996.
After college, while working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service in Yellowstone National Park, Cody’s love for nature inspired his photography. His hobby became his career when he moved to Vail, Colorado in 1999.
Cody’s career has allowed him to photograph a wide variety of subjects ranging from ski resort marketing to fine art. Cody is primarily a commercial photographer that works with companies in the ski and outdoor industry--and has the ability to photograph all their marketing needs--everything from backcountry skiing to hotel interiors.
He owned a gallery in Eagle, Colorado, where his Western Fine Art was displayed and now shows his work at Art Shows around the Rocky Mountain region. He also hangs his work in shops and galleries in Jackson Hole and the Yellowstone area. He was the photo editor for four major outdoor magazines: Backcountry, Alpinist, SKI and Skiing Magazines.
Cody lives in Jackson Hole and continues to photograph nature, outdoor sports, wedding, and lifestyle photography. He teaches photography workshops and leads photography tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. When not out shooting he can be found mountain biking, nordic skiing, fly fishing, climbing or drinking coffee with his wife Colleen.
He is a highly published photographer and his work can be seen worldwide in a variety of publications and locations such as:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Ski Magazine, Skiing Magazine, Backcountry Magazine, Powder, Freeskier, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Outside Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports, US Ski Team, Denver Post, Vail Daily, Aspen Times, Jackson Hole News and Guide, Bicycling, Mountain Bike, BIKE, Jackson Hole Skier, Big Sky Journal, Seattle Bride, Rocky Mountain Bride, 5280 Magazine, Paddler Magazine, Weather Channel, Vail Resort, Beaver Creek Resort, Breckenridge Resort, Keystone Resort, Grand Targhee Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, OnTheSnow.com, Big Sky Resort, Dalbello, Salomon, Sego Skis, Backcountry.com, Liftopia