I am the staff photographer for Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. I have pursued my passion for photography since high school and graduated with a degree in Photojournalism from WKU. I have previously worked as a staff photojournalist for the Bowling Green Daily News and graphic designer at Earnhart + Friends advertising agency. In addition, I have also taught as an adjunct instructor of Photojournalism at WKU and at the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Multimedia Workshops.
This passion has expanded to include new directions and opportunities outdoors. Trail running, hiking, camping, kayaking, scuba diving and rock/mountain climbing are endeavors that share equal passion. A new direction is emerging to bring all my passions together in outdoor adventure and fine art landscape photography that build on my foundation as a documentary photojournalist. This has culminated in my role as Photography Director for the American Climber Science Program (under the umbrella of the American Alpine Club) and have been the photographer for the 2011 and 2013 environmental mountaineering expeditions to the Cordillera Blanca range of the Andes in Peru. Further connecting my passion and the outdoors is my position as president of the Bowling Green Riverfront Foundation, a non-profit effort to revitalize the Bowling Green riverfront area for human-powered recreation opportunities. Great things are in store for BG!
I live and play in Bowling Green with my wife and three children. I am actively involved in my sons’ Boy Scout troop, where I serve as Assistant Scoutmaster.