Hi and thanks for visiting! That's me up there. The one on the left. Having spent the majority of my career as a photo editor, I carry that editor voice in my head on every assignment - this is what makes me a better photographer - always considering the audience and the final destination of my photographs.
I started my career in 2001 at The Paradise (CA) Post, a small town newspaper in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada where I covered wildfires, town halls and county fairs. Eager to continue my education, I moved to Syracuse, NY in 2003 to pursue my MS in Photography at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication. I landed in DC in 2005 after graduation, and have spent the majority of my career as a photo editor at USA TODAY.
Most recently, I have been a full-time photographer and editor at The Pew Charitable Trusts, an international non-profit in Washington DC. Pew's work introduced the shooting bug back into my life. This reintroduction has taken me full circle - and once again I find myself as a photographer living in a small town.
I live in Central Massachusetts, about one hour from Boston and Providence. I find myself back in DC often, and am available for assignments here, there and everywhere in between.