Photography has been my passion since I was thirteen years old when my parents bought me my first camera. Since then, I have grown my photography skills through practicing wildlife, sports, landscape, portrait and many other styles of photography.
Deciding to develop my wildlife photography skills in South Africa was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. While in South Africa, not only did I push my love for photography even further but I developed a new passion for conservation. Since returning back home, I have been an advocate for conservation and have taught many others the conservation principles I picked up while visiting South Africa.
I am currently based in Iowa in the heart of the United States, however, I love to travel. Traveling has become a major part of my photography career and will continue to be very important to me and my career.
Throughout my college career, I have experienced all forms of media. I have experience with photography, writing, videography, and audio producing. I will graduate from Buena Vista University in December of 2018 with a double degree in psychology and digital media.
Awards & Qualifications
- “SHOOT THE WILD” INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST – FINALIST 2017
- IOWA COLLEGIATE MEDIA ASSOCIATION – 2ND PLACE BEST MULTIMEDIA SLIDE SHOW – 2016
- IOWA COLLEGIATE MEDIA ASSOCIATION – 1ST PLACE BEST FEATURE PHOTO – 2017
- SOCIETY OF COLLEGIATE JOURNALIST – 1ST PLACE BEST NEWS PHOTO
- IRON REPORTER 2018