Born in 1971, I was fortunate enough to grow up in a time and family where photography was part of our every day life. My grandfather was a hobbyist photographer in occupied Europe and an amateur videographer. My parents were always enthusiast and supportive of my photography as a child, and there was never a point in time when I did not have a camera. Photography is an important part of who I am as a person, and I approach it with passion, love and complete focus. From 2005 - 2012 I owned an award winning, international, high definition video production company, and have produced video and photography in over 10 different countries on four continents. I majored at the University of Nevada, Reno, in English and Art, graduating with an English/Photography degree in 2013, and again with an Art degree in 2018. I prently teach all genres of photography at Truckee Meadows Community College and offer private instruction. My professional resume is as follows:
A.A. Degree. Truckee Meadows Community College. 2008.
Winner: TurnHere Certified Film Maker Of The Year 2010.
TA & Lab assistant: Jeff Ross at The University of Nevada, Reno. UNR Photography 2011 – 2012.
Studio assistant: Jeff Ross Photography, 2012 - 2016.
High Desert Steam Punk Society Official Photographer HDSP Ball, 2013.
Associate Photographer at Ciprian Photography. Fine Art Wedding Photography, 2014 – 2016.
Principle Photographer: Reno News & Review. September 2013 - Present.
Photographer: UNR Photography Field Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico. January, 2013, with Dr. Peter Goin and UNR Photography (Oaxaca, Puebla, San Jose Del Pacifico).
B.A. English/Writing & Photography. University of Nevada, Reno. 2013.
Owner: Reno Street Photography, 2015 - Present.
Contributing Photographer: Reno Tahoe Tonight. September 2015 – Present.
Weddingwire.com 5 star wedding photographer. 2016.
Judge: “Reno InstaGrammys”. September, 2016.
Judge: “SkillsUSA Photography Competition”. February, 2017.
Photography Instructor. Truckee Meadows Community College. 2017.
Weddingwire.com - Couples' Choice Award Winner, 2017.
B.A. Art/Photography. University of Nevada, Reno. 2018.
Through The Lens: Cultural interpretations of Mexico - The Holland Project. February, 2013.
Through The Lens: Cultural interpretations of Mexico. Mural Composites, UNR Gallery South. February, 2013.
Blue Jeans Jam: Reno Art Works contributing photographer. Winner "Best Independent Art Gallery" October 2015.
Coffee For One: Independent Exhibition. The Isles Tea Shop. Reno, Nevada. December 2015.
The Ambulance: REMSA head office photography contributor. May, 2016.
Creative Revolution. Group show Reno Art Works at Artown, July, 2016.
Nevada Humane Society at Nevada Fine Arts. March, 2017.
Reno Street Photography: A documentation of glass, gaze, people and other findings in the streets of Reno, Nevada. Artown, July, 2018.
MENSA Bulletin Magazine. "Brilliance In Nature" Photography Competition: 2nd and 3rd Place. 52,000 circulations. October 2011
Reno News & Review. Freelance Photojournalist, September, 2013 - Present. 38,000 weekly circulations.
Reno Gazette Journal. “Reno Street Photographer humanizes downtown Reno life” Feature Story. October 12, 2015. 147,000 circulations.
Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine. “Reno Street Photography”. September, 2015 – Present. 33,000 monthly circulations.
Reno Gazette Journal (rgj.com). “Standoff Ends Peacefully In Downtown Reno”. Novenber 24, 2015.
Bloomberg Buisnessweek. “A Reno Haven” 980,000 circulation. Feb 1, 2016.
Ceramics Monthly. “Clay Culture: Staying Power” September, 2016. 39,000 circulation.
City Of Reno - "Reno Lens". January 13, 2017. http://aroundthearch.com
RoadKing Magazine - March/April 2017. 260,000 circulation.
X Artist Of The Month - KTHX Radio FM. July, 2017.
2018 Reno 150: Reno Lens Book - May, 2018.
Utilities Explosion Damages Dorm at University of Nevada, Reno - CNN, ABC, CBS, Fox News. July 5, 2019.