As a boy I dreamed of shooting photos for baseball cards. I used to collect the cards for the photos......not the players on them. This began my love for photography.
Currently, I am a staff photographer for ESPN. My work focus is sports action and portrait photography. I am honored to be a four time Emmy Award winner (2013,2014,2015,2016) for the photographic contribution to ESPN's College GameDay show.
I earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography from Washington State University and worked for the Daily Evergreen in 1997, which was my first professional photography job. I then moved up to shooting sports for multiple NCAA Universities. In 2002, I moved to southern California to pursue my photographic career at the highest level. For two years, I mentored under the great Sports Illustrated staff photographer, V.J. Lovero. This was particularly meaningful to me, given in college I tried to write a photo report on him. V.J. became a very close friend and the greatest teacher I ever had. In 2004, V.J. passed away. I then mentored under legendary Sports Illustrated staff photographer, John W. McDonough, for one year. At about the same time, I began picking up shooting assignments for ESPN and the Upper Deck Company through a friend and colleague, Scott Clarke.
In 2008, I relocated to North Carolina with my beautiful wife and very rambunctious son. We have also been incredibly fortunate to have added two beautiful girls to our family. My work regularly includes shooting game action at a multitude of sporting events for ESPN, as well as portrait sessions of the highest caliber athletes in the world. I am grateful to have a job that allows me to live my dream everyday.