Umatilla County Fire District #1

Social Media Manager & Content Creator/PIO/Recruiter | December 16, 2020 - Present

Create content for social media and manage multiple accounts to advertise, engage with followers, build relationships in local community and update the public on projects throughout the District. Recruit and retain firefighters, paramedics, students and volunteers for the Fire District. Manage the Fire District’s website, social media accounts and assist with Fire District information technology. 

The Manhattan Mercury

Staff Photographer | August 6, 2019 - July 25, 2020

Photograph daily assignments on deadline, create portraits weekly for the neighbor profile, operate as my own photo editor, post content to social media, collaborate with writers, pitch and create photo stories focused around the community. 

The Daily Press

Multimedia Internship | May 2018 - July 2018

Created photo and video packages for daily assignments, covered spot news, worked with reporters and other staff photographers. 

WOUB Public Media

Staff Photographer | August 2016 - March 2019

Brought story ideas to weekly meetings and photographed assignments on deadline while working with editors and writers. 

Duco Skating, LLC.

Creator, Media Director & Co-Owner | January 2016 - present

Create content for social media, shoot product shots for the website, design clothing, market through social media, sponsor and create local skate events throughout the MidWest. 

Blackthorne Studio

Media Production Assistant | May 2019 - August 2019

Assisted photographer Adam Leigh-Manuell with studio lighting, on-site portraiture and behind the scenes footage. 

Southeast Ohio Magazine

Photographer | Spring Issue 2017, 2018 & 2019.

Photographed local stories and community profiles for Ohio University sponsored magazine. 

VisCom Ambassador

Volunteer | August 2017 - May 2018.

Met families and incoming Ohio University students by facilitating tours through the School of Visual Communication. 

National Press Photographers Association of Ohio University

Secretary | August 2017 - May 2018

Coordinated speakers coming to campus, mentored classmates, planned meetings and cultivated the photo community. 


Ohio University

Graduated in May 2019

Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication with a specialization in Film.

Study Abroad: Ohio University's Scotland Field School in Documentary Photojournalism

June 2016 - August 2016

Worked with Ohio University professors, pitched stories around the country, submitted work on weekly deadlines and created relationships with Scotland locals. 


Northern Short Course

Volunteer | March 2018 & 2019

Collaborated with speakers and set up presentations, facilitated registration, engaged with attendees and volunteers, set up and took down workshops. 

Working Together Workshop

Facilitator | March 2019

Helped create small group discussions under Maddie McGarvey and Victor Blue to form a dialogue about sexual harassment, gender and safety in the field as journalists. 

Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar

Participant | November 2016, 2017 & 2018

Attended photo seminar with professional photo and video journalists who shared their work and gave portfolio reviews. Formed relationships with students from other universities. 

The Journalist As Witness: Politics, Protests & Displaced Peoples

Selected Participant | March 2018

Created a multimedia story in local community within 48 hours at Guilford College. 

Lens Collective: Blues Thread

Selected Participant | April 2017

Created multimedia stories in local community of Delta University under 48-hour deadline. 


SITKA Gear #Diverge12

Grand Prize Winner | 2024

International Association of Fire Fighters Media Awards

 Honorable Mention | 2022

Associated Press Sports Editors

Feature Photo | 2020

Kansas Press Association 

Sports Feature Story | 1st Place | Feature | 1st Place | 2019, Environmental Portrait | 1st Place | 2019, Photo Package | 1st Place | 2019, Best Story/Picture Combo | 1st Place | 2019, General News | 2nd Place | 2019

College Photographer of the Year

Sports Feature | Award of Excellence | 2019

Ohio News Photographers Association

Audio Slideshow | 1st Place | 2019, Sports Video | Awards of Excellence x2 | 2019

National Press Photographers Association

Ohio University Outstanding Chapter Award | 2019

Ohio University School of Visual Communication

Chuck L. Scott Scholarship | 2018


John Walker

Photo Editor at Gannett


(978) 580-6888

Josh Birnbaum

Professor at Ohio University


(740) 597-1778

Adrin Snider

Photo Editor at the Daily Press


(757) 604-1033


  • Photo Mechanic, Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro.
  • Nikon, Sony, Canon, Panasonic and Fuji camera systems.
  • Building relationships with local community members.
  • Pitching story ideas and collaborating with writers and editors.
  • Engaging with readership through posting content on social media.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude the workplace and on-assignment.
  • Working under tight deadline situations.

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