I have been taking photos since my mother gave me a Polaroid camera when I was a child.
I hold a Master’s degree in Media Arts and a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.
I am currently employed at Columbia College as a digital content producer/editor. I also teach photo-visual communications as an adjunct at the University of South Carolina's School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and a video production course in Columbia College's evening program.
A journalist since the mid-90s, I have been previously employed as a multimedia producer by The State newspaper in Columbia, S.C., and a reporter/photographer at the Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, S.C.
I held my first photographic exhibition in November 2006 when the McCrory Gallery in Columbia, S.C., hosted my 25-print show featuring my black and white film work.
In 2008 I was awarded 1st place by the South Carolina Press Association for their first-ever statewide open division online video category for my video work at The State. I won the same award in 2009.
In 2008 I was selected to participate in the 2009 Palmetto Portrait Project, a multi-year collaboration with noted and emerging S.C. photographers commissioned to capture portraits of the state's citizens. The PPP committee selected 12 of my submissions and they are currently on display at the James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine on the MUSC campus. The four-year project concluded in spring 2010 with a complete exhibition of the work of all the participating artists at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia. Needless to say, I am honored to show my work alongside so many talented photographers in such wonderful venues!
Recent hobbies and interests include watching and writing about weird film, amateur radio, hiking, motorcycling, and, of course, continuing my exploration of photography in all its forms.