I knew by the age of nine that I wanted to be a photojournalist.
Really, I did!
Check out my diary from when I was that age.
I love the creativity that being a photographer and artist allows. I am always amazed at how different and unique photography can be when one strives to capture the passion and emotion that comes from each and every wedding, event or portrait.
For over 20 years, I have been using photography as my art medium. I have established a career as an award-winning photojournalist and photo editor.
I started my first job as a photographer at my small hometown newspaper and worked my way up to working for some of the best newspapers in the country. When I left the newspaper industry, I went to work in the photo office at The White House for the Executive Office of the President as a photo editor. I have worked for many other companies such as National Geographic, AOL, USA Today and K12 Inc.
I also serve as vice-president ofWomen Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). I am a former past-president of the American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) DC/South Chapter and served as marketing chair for the ASPP National Board.