Unlike most of the population there, I actually grew up in the beautiful state of Colorado.
The incredible weather in Colorado allowed me to ride my skateboard or my snowboard almost every day, documenting the sports with still pictures and video along the way.
I started my journalism career at Metropolitan State University of Denver. I worked on their student-produced newscast -- The Met Report. I also completed an internship at KWGN WB-2News.
During my senior year, I was offered a job at KCNC-TV CBS 4 as a videotape editor. I was immersed in news and developed a love and appreciation for it. I learned how to edit daily news as well as sports and feature stories.
In August 2006, I was offered a full-time position as a Photojournalist at KUSA-TV 9NEWS. I called 9NEWS my home for over a decade. While there, I honed my craft of shooting, editing, writing, and telling the stories of Colorado.
In July of 2016, I sent out on my next great adventure, New York City! I hit the ground running right away as a freelance photojournalist and video editor for WPIX where I covered breaking news in the tri-state area.
It wasn't long before my talents were noticed by the news powerhouse CNN. I joined the elite team of photojournalists in October of 2016 and I traveled non-stop around the country covering news, politics, documentaries, and special projects.
After nearly 5 years in New York, I have moved into a remote position in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Director of Cinematography, focusing on several original documentary series for CNN's sister channel HLN.
I'm always looking for the next place to share my creativity, my editorial judgment, and my expertise. I want to continue expanding my skill set and finding new ways to apply the knowledge that I have learned during my career thus far.