Helen Taylor Pannell was born in Waynesboro, VA and grew up in Afton, VA. She attended Rockfish Elementary, Nelson Middle School, and was a member of the NCHS graduating class of 1990. She had the special privilege of living on Hatteras Island from 2005 to 2010. But ... as they always say, home has a way of calling you back. So Tyro is the place she calls home.
She started taking pictures at a young age, and later in life it became a passion. She has traveled to the West coast and back to the East and along the way gathered memories in photos. Now she is sharing some of her work from staged, candid and digital art. She has a love for it all.