Freelance Photojournalist based in Alexandria, VA. Currently work routinely with The Washington Post. Have completed and generated stories for People Magazine, AARP, The Denver Post, Washington Post, State of Colorado and many others. Recently recognized by 2010 World Press Photo for a Second Place Daily Life Picture Story for "Finding Their Way", which was enterprised by McClain. The story appeared in People Magazine in November, 2009.
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO
Staff Photographer at 210,000 circulation daily newspaper serving Denver and Colorado. Completed a variety of assignments including, two tornados, the 2008 Democratic National Convention, and Barack Obama's Inauguration. Spent six months in 2007 chronicling the impact of the natural gas exploration in Colorado in a four part series entitled, "Beyond the Boom".
Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA (03/00-05/06)
Staff Photographer at 95,000 circulation daily newspaper serving Ventura County. Photographed a variety of assignments including wild fires, the 2004 Asian Tsunami, and Ronald Reagan's Funeral.
Brooks Institute of Photography, Ventura, CA (Fall 2005)
Taught entry level photography course for well-known photojournalism school.
The Dallas Morning News, Dallas,TX (Fall 1999)
Internship at large metro newspaper serving Dallas and Texas. Photographed a variety of daily assignments.
The Herald, Jasper, IN (Fall 1998-Summer 1999)
Internship at small IN regional paper. Covered numerous photo stories and general assignments.
The Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, MI (Summer 1998)
Internship at mid-sized regional newspaper serving western Michigan. Worked on variety of daily features.
The Herald-Times, Bloomington, IN (05/97-06/98)
Part-time Photographer at 28,000 circulation daily newspaper serving college town in central IN. Worked on a variety of daily assignments while a senior at Indiana University.
The Arbutus, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (09/06-05/07)
Photo Editor and Photographer for magazine like yearbook serving Indiana University. Generated numerous picture story and general assignments for publication in the annual publication.
2010 World Press Photo 2nd Place Daily Life Picture Story, "Finding Their Way"
2009 E.W. Scripps In House Photographer of the Year
2009 Colorado Association Press Editors 1st place General News Photo
2008 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 3rd place Election Photo
2008 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar 3rd place News Picture Story
2008 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award for Photojouranalism
65th Annual POYi 3rd place Environmental Picture Story
63rd Annual POYi 1st place Newspaper Feature Picture
2006 National Press Photographer's Association Region 10 Photographer of the Year
2005 National Press Photographer's Association Region 10 Photographer of the Year
2004 National Press Photographer's Association Region 10 Photographer of the Year
2003 National Press Photographer's Association Region 10 Photographer of the Year
2002 National Press Photographer's Association Region 10 Photographer of the Year
1998 Runner-up Photographer of the Year for the state Indiana
Indiana University, B.A. in journalism (Fall 1993-May 1998)