I am a commercial photographer specializing in corporate, portrait and event photography and a multimedia developer/designer specializing in video production, Flash design and XHTML and CSS development. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marshall University and a master’s degree in Visual and Interactive Communications from the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
After college, I joined the staff of the West Virginia Department of Commerce as a staff photographer where I remained for five years. While there I had the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of assignments throughout West Virginia including studio and location portraits, many types of events, studio illustrations and still lives. In 2007 I moved to Washington, D.C. to work on the photography desk at The Washington Times and do freelance work. Within a year I was promoted to multimedia editor where I primarily did Flash design and shot video. While shooting video for the Times I had footage of high level officials and world leaders that appeared, not only on our web channel but on major networks like NBC, ABC, FOX, and CNN. As a freelancer I had the opportunity to work for several public relations and issue groups in the Washington, D.C. area and frequently shot proceedings on Capitol Hill.
I have significant experience with Flash, XHTML and CSS design with Adobe Dreamweaver and Flash. While I was a multimedia editor/Flash designer for The Washington Times I was part of the team that received the Society of Professional Journalists’ Public Service Award, one of journalism’s highest honors, for a multimedia project I produced on a series focusing on the US Veterans Administration’s tests of an anti-smoking drug Chantix on several patients and the adverse reactions that occurred because of those tests.
I am currently a creative specialist with the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) program in the P.I. Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University where I design Web sites, recruitment materials and produce photography and video.
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Popular Mechanics Magazine
The Washington Times
Modern Baking Magazine
Where to Retire Magazine
Southern Business and Development
West Virginia Executive Magazine
Pratt & Whitney
American Electric Power (AEP)
Charles Ryan Associates
The Nationwide Tour’s “National Mining Association Pete Dye Classic” (staff photographer 2004-2006)
West Virginia University
Chief Logan Lodge
A.K. of WV
American Motorcycle Association
American Heart Association
Snowshoe Institute (2002-2005)
Senator Jay Rockefeller’s “Discover the Real WV Foundation”
West Virginia Development Office
West Virginia Division of Tourism
West Viriginia Division of Forestry
West Virginia Department of Commerce
West Virginia Governor’s office
Main Street West Virginia
West Virginia Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO)