Proficient with Mac and PC computers, still and video cameras, audio, public speaking, natural and artificial lighting, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Suite, Final Cut Pro, Audacity, Sound Slides and Quark Publishing System. Knowledgeable of content management systems, web analytics, pre- and post- production, page design, SEO and advertising. Experience with media ethics, FOIA, copyright laws.

Work History

Work History

Additional Experience
  • Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MIAssignment Editor 
  • The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH Assistant Editor 
  • Daily Press, Newport News, VA Staff Photojournalist 
  • The Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA Staff Photojournalist 
  • Newsday, Melville, NY Photographer (intern)
  • The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, VA Lab/Digital Technician
Jul 2010 - Dec 2012

Adjunct Faculty

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Provided instruction in visual journalism to students to include assigning student projects and evaluated progress. Also responsible for analyzed training needs and developing curriculum. 

Mar 2007 - Nov 2009

US Director

Associated Press

Provided the leadership, strategic planning,performance management and fiscal management. Designed and executed corporate-wide and group training for senior mangers and staff.   Responsible for hiring and performance standards. Coordinated, assigned and edited breaking news and major sports, entertainment and political events.

Feb 2002 - Mar 2007

Assistant Managing Editor for Visuals

Arizona Daily Star

Managed the design, graphics, information and photo departments’ staff, content and budget. Improved work environment through training, coaching and performance evaluations. Developed and implement staff-wide training and integration of multimedia and video journalism. Served as recruiting, hiring and retention manager.

Jan 2000 - Feb 2002

Team Leader

The Virginian-Pilot

Served as night production editor, facilitate news planning meetings and assigned staff. Supervised digital imaging team and served as quality control manager. Co-led the integration of  content management system and archival system.