Dotty Molt...

is an award winning professional photographer, author, yoga teacher, and avid explorer who loves hiking off the grid away from the herd and into the wild.  She has never encountered a bear on the trail while hiking, so her animal totem is either a bee, a squirrel or a chickadee

because all three follow her. 


She is also a Florida native whose heart has always longed for crisp mountain air and four seasons. She moved to Reno in 2006 and is now blessed to live on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, Nevada.

Although always on time, she's a procrastinator who often times can't decide between dinner with a friend or capturing a beautiful sunset. If you happen to see Ruby, her red jeep speeding along 28 at sunset when the clouds are reflecting brilliant color on the calm surface of Tahoe, don’t get in her way. She’s on a mission to capture an image which awakens the soul to the transcendent healing beauty of nature and get back home in time for dinner. 

Lastly, she's DoMoBA, Dotty Molt BadAss, a fiercely fearless free spirit who loves adventure, hiking up steep mountains, practicing yoga at the edge of a cliff, and standing in a curtain of shimmering Northern Lights with arms outstretched, her delightful laughter echoing in the air.



  • Mountain Living Magazine 

  • Canyon Visa Living Magazine

  • Reno Magazine
  • Tahoe Quarterly

  • Nevada Magazine

  • Cascades Journal

  • Hawaii Magazine

  • Nevada Sesquicentenniel Commemorative Book

  • 2015-2016 Guide to the Nevada State Legistlative publication

  • 2016, 2017, 2019 Reno Diagnostic Center Calendar

  • 2016-2017 Reno Philharmonic Season Classix Six Brochures



Kanaloa, an image from Kauai taken in 2014, received the Speakers Choice Award in the 2015 Shooting the West Photography Competition and won top prize in the Outdoor Category of Hawai'i Magazine's 2016 Photo contest. Kanaloa can be found in my Coastal Colors Gallery.



I've held a number of photography workshops for the Galena Park Visitor's Center, and was a featured speaker for the 2016 Shooting the West Photography Symposium in Winnemucca.


In 2017, Every Image has a Story, my series of photographs and short stories from my 2016 cross country journey was chosen by the City of Reno to hang in the McKinley Art Gallery in downtown Reno. This series has also hung in the Sierra View Library and the South Valleys Library on Wedge Parkway in Reno, Nevada.   

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