A native of West Virginia, I earned a master’s in photojournalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and a bachelor’s in journalism from Marshall University in 2003. I currently work in communications and marketing in higher education.
Previously, I worked at Loyola Marymount University and UT-Austin, and was an assistant professor of journalism and advertising at Marshall University. As a photographer, I’ve worked for newspapers and The Associated Press in West Virginia, Florida and Texas.
Past personal projects include Viva La Revolución de Appalachia, a grassroots awareness campaign I created in 2007. I also managed the blog Soft Rock Renegade — an archive of West Virginia-related music and arts. While in Austin, I co-produced Femme et vélo, a bicycle-and-fashion photography project, and I sang for the hardcore punk band Old Poets.
My free time usually includes hanging out with my dog, listening to music, or riding a bicycle.