Chattanooga, TN, United States
I am a visual storyteller. Through the mediums of photography and video, I tell stories about people that inform readers and resonate within the community.
A passion for documenting the lives and everyday moments of people that grew as soon as I picked up my first camera first drew me to photojournalism, and I thrive on the daily challenge of delivering photos from a combination of breaking news, feature, and sports assignments. My job is to make compelling images that document the people and events in my community.
I am currently a staff photographer at the daily newspaper the Chattanooga Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I began my career working as an intern photographer for the Advocate-Messenger in Danville, Kentucky, and I have also worked as a staff photographer at the Texarkana Gazette in Texarkana, Texas. I have received awards from the National Press Photographer’s Association, the Kentucky News Photographer’s Association, both the Texas and Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors’ Associations, and the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists. I was also nominated, along with three other Times Free Press staff members, as a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist in the local reporting category for the story “Speak No Evil,” an examination of the no-snitch culture and the perpetuation of a cycle of violent crime in Chattanooga.
2013 - Finalist, Pulitzer Prize, Local Reporting Category
- Audio capture
- Audio editing
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing