Freelance Photojournalist | 2020 - Current

Freelance photojournalist specializing in the documentation of conflict, natural disasters, blue collar and veteran issues.

Documented the Ukraine-Russian war for BBC, CNN, Mother Jones, and Radio Free Europe.

Covered assignments for Bloomberg including the aftermath of the F4 tornado that ripped through Mayfield, KY as well as long form photo essays to housing crises to portrait assignments.

Visual Journalist | Gannett | 2022 - 2023

Produced photographs for USA Today Network online and in print. Responsible for photo galleries/slideshows, videos, social media and written articles for publication.

Member of the USA Today disaster response team documenting the water crisis in Jackson, Miss. and the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla.

Pitch and create visual stories that accurately inform, entertain and engage specific audiences and platforms while collaborating with reporters to provide the best possible visual elements for key stories.

U.S. Navy | Mass Communication Specialist (E5) | 2012 - 2020

Documented three natural disasters in the Phillippines, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. 

Published more than 500 images, 15 articles and 4 videos across Dept. of Defense and civillian news media outlets. 

Scripted, filmed, produced and edited a 10-minute long documentary on reserve sailors deployments.

Instructed more than 200 hours of Adobe suite, photography and advanced light training to more than 30 personnel.


The Center: Visual Storytelling and Documentary Photography Cohort with Ed Kashi + James Estrin / Student, 2023 - ongoing

Mountain Workshops | Student, 2022

Finding Your Vision Workshop with Alex + Rebecca Norris Webb | Student, 2022

Western Slope Photojournalism Program / Teacher, 2022

Eddie Adams Workshop | Student, 2021

Syracuse University | S.I. Newhouse Military Photojournalism Program, 2017

Defense Information School | Basic Mass Communications Specialist Course, 2012 - 2013

Certificates & Awards

International Photography Awards, "Ukraine: A War Crime," published by FotoEvidence Press, 2023

Tennessee State Press Awards, Best Single Feature (1st Place), 2023

Tennessee State Press Awards, Best Feature Photograph (3rd Place), 2023

Joint Service Achievement Medal, Documentation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, 2017

Dept. of Labor, Journeyman Photographer, 2015

Russel Egnor Navy Media Award, Photojournalism (2nd place), 2013

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