I have documented many slices of life through the lens of my camera, including everyday people doing everyday things, presidential candidates, community sporting events, soldiers' funerals and much more. I have won numerous regional, state and national awards for my work and impacted many lives.
I graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1998 with a bachelor of fine arts degree with an emphasis in photography. A month after graduation, I began my career at The Greeley Tribune. Two years later, I moved to a larger metro daily, the Topeka Capital-Journal in Kansas.
It was a bigger paper and made me realize my passion was community journalism. I wanted to work and live in a community where I could try to make a difference with my work.
On Sept. 11, 2001, I jumped into the fold as a staff photographer for the Loveland Reporter-Herald. I was promoted to and currently serve as photo editor and chief photographer.
I live in Loveland and my greatest joy is raising my two amazing boys, Anson and Maddox.