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.
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.
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.
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.
Kansas Press Association
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
Photo Editor at Gannett
Professor at Ohio University
Photo Editor at the Daily Press
- 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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