Corey grew up in Lexington, Massachusetts. At the University of Vermont he earned a BS in Forest Biology and worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado and Alaska. After college Corey worked as a wildland firefighter on the Pike Hotshots, spending winter off-seasons in Utah and the French Alps. While visiting the Tetons on a fire assignment, he rented a cabin sight unseen from the classifieds. That fall he moved to Jackson Wyoming and began working as a photographer. 5 quick years later he returned to Vermont. Corey received his MFA in photography from the Academy of Art University. He currently lives in central VT with his wife, two kids, dog and a cat.