About Us


Rick was a founder of the Portland high tech companies Mentor Graphics in the 80’s and MedicaLogic in the 90’s. Since retiring in 2000 he has been able to more fully pursue his longtime interests of outdoor activities, travel, and photography. Some examples of his photographic work and travel can be viewed on his own website: rick.samcos.com.


After many years volunteering in Portland Public schools and the Make-a-Wish organization, Martha pursued her interest in art. Some examples can be viewed under “Galleries” above. And until recently Martha was very involved with the Cascades Theatrical Company (CTC) community theater in Bend.

About This Website

This website’s top level content and blog was created using WordPress. All photo galleries are published using The Turning Gate’s Lightroom plugins (i.e., Gallery, Auto Index, & Publisher in the BackLight Pangolin product family). All provide the “responsive” display of high quality images on all kinds of devices. TTG’s associated WordPress Theme plugin was used to generate this site’s matching WordPress theme.