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 he University of Texas at 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 ran Soft Rock Renegade, a blog and archive of West Virginia-related music and arts. While in Austin, I co-produced Femme et vélo, a bicycle-and-fashion photography project, with Zachary Hunt and Shari Gerstenberger.
My free time usually includes hanging out with my dog, listening to music, or riding a bicycle.