-Staff Photojournalist - Daily Egyptian, August 2007 - present
-created images, stories, photo columns, captions and multimedia slideshows documenting the people and places of southern Illinois to a readership in excess of 25,000 people
-Photojournalist Intern - Webster-Kirkwood Times, May 2008 - August 2008
-learned news writing skills and interview techniques in a close-knit community with a popluation of 40,000
-Student Editor of Photography - Louie Magazine, August 2006 - August 2007
-directed and photographed magazine cover photoshoots with 5-10 subjects in locations throughout the St. Louis area, distributing monthly to every high school within 50 miles of St. Louis.
-Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale IL
-Sophomore in the college of Mass Communication and Media Arts, seeking a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a specialization in Photojournalism, persuing a minor in Spanish
-3.0/4.0 GPA, 4.0/4.0 GPA photojournalism specialization
-anticipated graduation date: May 2011
-Photojournalism: basic photojournalism, intermediate photojournalism, advanced photojournalism, picture story, special topic news reporting (in depth picture story)
-Multimedia: digital communication production, multimedia publication design, world wide web publishing
-Proficient with Canon digital SLR, working knowledge of Nikon digital SLR, experience with mini-DV and high definition mini-DV video cameras, Pocketwizard remotes and studio flashes, sound gathering techniques and devices, Macintosh and Windows computers.
-Proficient with Photoshop CS2, CS3, Bridge, PhotoMechanic, Soundslides, Garage Band, experience with Audacity and Final Cut Pro.
Awards and Organizations
-Howard R. Long journalism scholarship recipient Fall 2007 - $750 awarded to two incoming freshmen entering the college of Mass Communication and Media Arts
-SIUC Photogenesis 2007-2008 - Registered Student Organization, raised money by photographing events on campus to pay for trips to photography workshops, participated in student art galleries displayed in the SIU student center.
-National Press Photographer Association (NPPA) member.
-Sports Car Club of America member, 3rd place in overall points for St. Louis region SCCA Rallycross events (2008 season)
-Top 3 finisher in SCCA Autocross points events (3 out of 3 events entered) in the 2008 season.
-St. Louis County Parks and Recreation fishing camp counselor five consecutive summers, teaching children ages 7-13 how to fish