I am a journalist and photographer, a 2011 graduate of Central Michigan University and a Bennigan’s corporate trainer. In addition to my experience as a trainer, journalist and photographer, I also have experience recording and editing audio, shooting and editing video, and producing Soundslides audio slideshows.
Currently, I am a freelance journalist and photographer for The Township View, a weekly publication delivered free by mail to residents of Saginaw and Thomas Townships in Michigan. I cover prep sports, mainly football and baseball, for four local high schools. Three times I had photographs featured on the front page; two instances for local Homecoming royalty and a four-photo spread for a Homecoming parade.
I have endured quite an academic journey to end up where I am now. After graduating high school in 2004, I have changed majors twice, attended three post-secondary educational institutions and never gone a semester taking fewer than six credits; all while self-funding 90 percent of my education. After seven years of undergraduate studies, I finally obtained my Bachelor of Science degree and became a first-generation college graduate.
While at CMU, I had a weekly opinion column for Central Michigan Life during the Fall 2009 semester and was even featured on the front page on Feb. 7, 2011 for my story covering the Super Bowl XLV activities around the Mount Pleasant, Mich. area.
Sports are my passion, and my sports writing career began while volunteering for the athletic department at Central Michigan University. While volunteering, I wrote feature stories and game recaps for baseball, as well as helped with men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, field hockey and gymnastics.
Here on this site you will find a portfolio of my work, both when I was a student at Central Michigan and post-graduate work as well.