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EXPERIENCE

  • Photographer
  • Review-Journal, Las Vegas, NV - December 2015 - Current

Photographer/videographer covering news assignments in the Las Vegas metro area for the largest newspaper in Nevada. Shoot and edit photos utilizing Photoshop, Final Cut and Premiere. Cover world-class entertainment, breaking news, features and professional sports, including the Democratic National Convention, Route 91 shooting, as well as being named lead photographer for the 2020 Raiders inaugural season and first Stanley Cup for the Vegas Golden Knights.

  • Video Editor
  • Standard-Examiner, Ogden, UT - November 2014 to December 2015

Photographer/videographer/editor covering news assignments in the Ogden and Salt Lake City area. Shot news, sports, portraits, food and design for 60-k circulation daily newspaper, as well as editorial photography for publication's monthly magazine.

  • Director of Photography/Chief Photographer
  • 32963. Vero Beach, FL - November 2011 to November 2014

Photo editor and chief photographer for weekly newspapers covering Florida's Treasure Coast. Shot and assigned news, portraits, sports, food and design in both still and video format. Manage photo staff responsible for providing content for three weekly publications and a daily website.

  • Photojournalist
  • Advocate, Dallas, TX – Jun 2009 to Nov 2011

Staff photographer for 100k-circulation monthly magazine focused on community journalism in the five boroughs of Dallas.

  • Photo Director
  • Harlem Globetrotters International - Nov 2007 to Dec 2009

Director of Photography for the Harlem Globetrotter’s domestic tour schedule. Responsible for all visual content ranging from game action to media relations. Hired and trained staff for all major venues in 360+ cities. Managed Live Nation and NBA photo operation covering the Dallas Mavericks, House of Blues and all major music venues in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Photojournalist

Sun, Yuma, AZ- Jan 2006 to May 2007

Staff photographer for 60k-circulation newspaper covering assignments in both still and video format. Shot news, food, design and sports, including Arizona State University and the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Intern
  • Journal-Star, Peoria, IL- Dec 2005 to Feb 2006

Intern at 85k-circulation newspaper.

  • Intern
  • Times-News, Erie, PA- July 2005 to Dec 2005
  • Intern at 75k-circulation newspaper.

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Journalism, California State University
  • Art Direction/Copy Writing, Academy of Art University
  • Economics, Penn State University

ACTIVITIES & AWARDS

Nevada Press Foundation, "Visual Journalist of the Year," "Best Photo Story" and "Best Sports Photo," 2021

Best of West, "Best Multiple Picture Feature," and "Best Feature," 2019

Society for News Design, Best Photography (Multiple Photos), Cover Story, 2018.

Nevada Press Foundation, "Best Portrait, Illustration, Digital Feature. Finalist for "Visual Journalist of the Year, " 2018

Nevada Press Foundation, Best Portrait, Illustration, News Coverage, 2017

Nevada Press Foundation, "Best News, Sports, Illustrated Photo," 2016

  • Society of Professional Journalists, "Best Sports, Feature, Breaking News Photo," and "Best Feature Video," 2015

  • Mentor, Youth Guidance, Vero Beach, FL

    Volunteer, Hospice, Vero Beach, FL