I have been interested in photography from a young age thanks to my father's background in the field. I recieved my first manual camera when I was a freshman in high school. Thanks to the camera, a high school photography class, and the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, photography became my main passion in life.

The Manchester Craftsmen's Guild is an after-school arts program for high school students in Pittsburgh. The incredible instructors and facilities at the guild encouraged me to spend most of my free time working on my photography. I shot all kinds of things, everything I saw, everything that interested me.

I spent the summer between 10th and 11th grade in Paris studying photography in a pre-college program with the Parson's School of Design. It was during that time that I decided that my primary interest in photography lay in people and documenting human life. I hope to raise awareness of the ways in which people live through my photographs.

I attended the University of Missouri from 2001-2005 to study photojournalism and learn all I could to improve my photographic and storytelling skills. I learned much about the field both in Missouri and during a semester I spent at the Danish School of Journalism in an international photojournalism program.

After graduating in August 2005 I spent several months in Somerset County, New Jersey, where I did freelance work for various local newspapers and shot assignments for some international papers in New York City.

In January 2006 I moved to Baltimore. While here I have worked on freelance assignments and various personal projects. I continue to grow as a photographer and as a journalist and hope that I may reach a larger audience with my work.