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EXPERIENCE

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

Photographer/videographer covering daily news assignments in the Las Vegas metro area for the largest newspaper in Nevada. Shoot and edit photos and video utilizing Photoshop, Photo Mechanic and Final Cut Pro.

  • 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. Shoot news, sports, portraits, food and design for 60-k circulation daily newspaper, as well as editorial photography for publication's monthly magazine. Work primarily in Photoshop and Premiere.

  • Director of Photography
  • Vero News, Sebastian River News, 32963. Vero Beach, FL - November 2011 to November 2014

Photo editor and chief photographer for newspapers covering Florida's Treasure Coast. Shoot and assign 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, veronews.com.

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

Staff photographer for 100k-circulation newspaper focused on community journalism in the five boroughs of Dallas. Shot content in still and video format utilizing Photoshop and Final Cut Pro.

  • 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.

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

Intern at 85k-circulation newspaper with the full responsibilities of a staff photographer.

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

EDUCATION

  • B.A. Journalism, California State University, San Francisco, CA
  • Art Direction/Copy Writing, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Economics, Penn State University, State College, PA

ACTIVITIES & AWARDS

  • SPJ Utah 2015, Best Feature, Best Breaking News, Best Feature Video, NPPA, Monthly Multimedia Contest, 1st/2nd place, May 2015, 1st place, Feb/May 2013, 1st place, Monthly Clip Contest, 2012.
  • Mentor, Youth Guidance, Vero Beach, FL
  • Volunteer, Hospice, Vero Beach, FL
  • Featured Artist, White Rock Lake Museum, Dallas, TX
  • Honor Graduate, United States Marine Corps, Jacksonville, NC
  • Letter of Commendation, United States Marine Corps, Parris Island, SC
  • Erie Community Service Award, Diehl School District, Erie, PA