Independent Photographer - Cincinnati, Ohio
June 2022 - present
Available for local, regional and national visual assignments. Clients include The Associated Press, USA TODAY Sports Images, Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Center for Public Integrity. 

Assistant Photo Editor - The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio

November 2021 - June 2022
Photograph short and long-term enterprise stories in conjunction with other journalists; Manage photo department scheduling and assigning; Provide feedback and direction for staff photographers; Act as liaison and support for the department. Photograph daily assignments as needed.

Staff Photojournalist - The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio

October 2016 - November 2021
Photograph news, sports, portrait and feature photo assignments, and produce video; Manage picture desk scheduling , editing and coaching as needed; Collaborated on a 2017 project with two Dispatch reporters on wage inequality, with investigative teams for a 2018 project on Ohio's arrest warrant system and a 2020 USA Today Network project on suicide rates among farmers.

Adjunct Instructor - Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
January 2015 - May 2015, August 2018 - December 2018
Instructor for an introduction to photojournalism elective course for journalism majors; Created syllabus and weekly class lectures; Mediate group discussion and critique; Created and instructed a class on communication technology with an emphasis on the Adobe Creative Suite.

Chief Photographer - ThisWeek Community News, Lewis Center, Ohio

September 2012 - October 2016
Photograph news, sports, portrait and feature photo assignments and produce video for 24 weekly community newspapers, monthly Columbus Parent magazine and two quarterly magazines; Provide direction and evaluation to full-time staff photographers; Schedule photo assignments for staff and coordinate additional assignments with freelancers and our daily newspaper parent, The Columbus Dispatch; Prepare images for press and ensure quality reproduction; Maintain photographic archive, and department Instagram and Twitter accounts; Oversee department budget and staff payroll; Coordinated visuals for a 2014 project on heroin use and recovery in suburban Columbus and a 2015 pictures of the year editing project.

Contributing Photographer - Corbis Images, Columbus, Ohio

May 2012 - May 2015
Covered the 2012 presidential elections throughout Ohio for Corbis' News Division, as well as other editorial news, sports and entertainment assignments as directed. Images from 2012 election coverage have appeared on TIME.com, including TIME's Week in Political Pictures for Oct. 12-18 and July 27-Aug. 3, The (UK) Guardian, The Times of India, TheWeek.com, Paris Match and NYmag.com.

Independent Photographer - Columbus, Ohio
May 2012 - October 2016
Photograph editorial, corporate, commercial and portrait assignments regionally. Clients include The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, Agence France-Presse, Education Week, Ohio Magazine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Pitchfork Media, Kenyon College, Charlotte Tilbury and Fechtor Advertising.

Multimedia Photojournalist - The Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyoming
May 2011 - February 2012
Produced and edited video, audio slideshows and still photography, both as individual enterprise and in cooperation with reporters; Photographed daily news, feature and sports assignments; Covered breaking news with a focus on mobile and social media distribution of images and video. 

Staff Photographer - Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri

June 2010 - May 2011

Photographed breaking and general news, features, sports and other photographs for 25,000-circulation daily newspaper; Contributed monthly to the Tribune's photo column, "Our Town"; Self-edited assignments for photo editor.

Director of Photography - Columbia Missourian, Columbia, Missouri

August 2009 - May 2010

Managed a daily newspaper photography department of approximately 15 student staff photographers and 10 student photo editors per semester; Collaborated with newsroom editors in coordinating daily and long-term projects; Maintained and upheld standard of visual excellence in department. 

Adjunct Instructor - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
August 2009 - December 2010
Instructor for Picture Editing & Photo Desk Management and Electronic Photojournalism classes; Created syllabus and prepared lectures as well as facilitated discussions with guest instructors & speakers. Conducted field labs and mediated class editing and critique sessions. 

Editor & Designer - University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 
September 2008 - August 2009

Acted as lead picture editor and page designer for St. James: The people of Missouri's 'Forest City of the Ozarks', a 176-page book of documentary photo stories published by the Missouri School of Journalism; Coordinated the work of 40 photojournalists as well as six copy editors during production; Prepared images for pre-press production and worked closely with press managers during the printing and binding processes; Conducted historical research on St. James, Mo., for inclusion in the book's introduction; Wrote book's introduction.

• Photographer of the Year (Large Market), 71st Ohio News Photographers Association contest, 2022
• Award of Excellence, Portrait Series, 79th Pictures of the Year International, 2022
• Finalist, Photographer of the Year (Local), 78th Pictures of the Year International, 2021
• 1st Place, National Headliner Award for Spot News Photography, Press Club of Atlantic City, 2021
• 1st Place, National Headliner Award for Single Day Photo Story, Press Club of Atlantic City, 2021
• Honorable Mention, Contemporary Issues (Singles), National Press Photographers Association Best of Photojournalism, 2021
• Photographer of the Year, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, 2021
• James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award, 68th Ohio News Photographers Association contest, 2019
• Photographer of the Year (Large Market), 67th Ohio News Photographers Association contest, 2018
• Photographer of the Year (Small Market), 63rd Ohio News Photographers Association contest, 2014
• Sports Photographer of the Year, 63rd Ohio News Photographers Association contest, 2014

• 1st Place, Sports Feature, 67th Pictures of the Year International, 2010
• 1st Place, Sports Portfolio, 64th College Photographer of the Year, 2009

• Editing Consultant, End of an Era, self-published by Joel Kowsky, 2012
• Photographer, Clinton: Stories of life in Missouri's Golden Valley, Missouri School of Journalism, 2012
• Contributing Photographer, The J-School: Celebrating 100 Years in Journalism, University of Missouri, 2010
• Editor, St. James: The people of Missouri’s ‘Forest City of the Ozarks’, Missouri School of Journalism, 2009

• "Revolt," Covid Photo Museum, Digital Collection, 2020
• "Score!" Chicago Photography Center, Chicago, 2012
• "The Year: Winning Images from the 67th Pictures of the Year," Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles, 2010

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

Jan. 2007 - Aug. 2009

• Graduate Degree: M.A., Photojournalism
• GPA: 3.9

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Aug. 2001 - May 2006

• Undergraduate Degrees: B.S.J., Journalism; B.A., Spanish
• GPA: 3.29 (Cumulative), 3.31 (Journalism), 3.0 (Spanish)

• President, Ohio News Photographers Association, 2018 to 2022
• Secretary, Ohio News Photographers Association, 2016 to 2018
• Member, National Press Photographers Association, 2012 to present
• Member, Ohio News Photographers Association, 2012 to present
• Member, Kappa Tau Sigma (Frank Luther Mott chapter), 2009
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