My first camera was a hand-me-down Kodak Instamatic. It was a Christmas gift when I was nine. The photos I shot with it weren’t all that good, but I would lug it around on family vacations and fill photo albums upon my return. Thank goodness I kept pursuing what would become my passion, and working on my craft…With inspiration from a high school teacher, I picked up a video camera and found another passion.
Those moments led me to Mt. Hood Community College, where I received an associate's degree in Television Production and studies in photography. Then onto Pacific University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Religion (I considered combining the two and becoming a TV Evangelist, but that didn’t pan out). Photography and video, with a side stint as a college radio DJ, filled my free time and became a career pursuit. I went back to school, after too many years, and received a Master of Educational Technology and Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Boise State University.
I am passionate about photography, video, design and outdoor pursuits. I am a consummate artist and have great pride in every project and venture I take on. My teaching experience ranges from video production and photography to outdoor education. Along with that, I have done consulting work as well. My goal is to help people and organizations share their stories, by providing an authentic view of who they are through a vibrant multimedia experience that enlightens, entertains and educates.
Enough about me...the real question is, how can I help you or your business?
Working with you to tell your story would be a privilege. My rates are reasonable, and I relate well to people...and by the way, I don't use the Kodak Instamatic anymore, just sayin'.
For more information about freelance and contractual work, or framed prints, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
A few of the organizations I have had the privilege of working with include: