Fast forward a few years and high school I was shooting for the yearbook. This photo, taken after a homecoming win my senior year, connected me to the world of professional photojournalism by introducing me to Rich Clarkson.
After I spent a summer interning with Rich, I started school at CU and began working for the school paper, the CU Independent. Since then, I've acted as a photographer, writer, videographer, editor and web developer. As the editor-in-chief I led a rebranding effort of the entire organization. In that process I created a new website for the paper and later produced this video.
After two years in school, I wanted to push my photography to the next level. I took a summer internship at a print daily in eastern Colorado where I photographed everything from shootings and standoffs to rodeos and fracking. Despite the clips I got of cops and cowboys, this is one of my favorite images from that summer.
Six months later, I was selected to cover Obama's second inauguration for the first-ever InaugBlog. I shot photos but also created maps of our content, my first introduction to interactive mapping and data.
Then, after junior year, I returned to Washington D.C. for a summer internship with Scripps where I produced daily and investigative stories. The largest was a data-based project regarding public school information. You can see the interactive I created for that story below and see more on github.
This is me now.
I still love taking photos -- even if I don't have my favorite tie. I also love hacking together a website and producing video. So, if you're looking for a visual journalist for your newsroom let me know.
Other interests include: - Social media - Marketing - Quoting Batman movies - A hearty breakfast