Hailing from the Midwest, I grew up in a pile of snow that is Minnesota. After dabbling in different fields of journalism, I combined my love for photography and my ambition to tell impactful stories, and studied photojournalism at the University of Minnesota.
I have a nomadic heart and have traveled around the world photographing my adventures. When I'm not on my feet or in a car, I spend my free time in the mountains or reading books.
Currently, I'm a staff photographer at Crosscut. Previously, I was a staff photographer and photo video specialist at The Seattle Times, a digital producer at CBS Radio and a photo intern at Minnesota Public Radio and Star Tribune.
My work has been featured in previously mentioned outlets as well as Associated Press, FOXSports, Pioneer Press, ESPN Magazine, USA Today and New America Media.
I'm a FAA certified drone pilot.
·Second place for feature photography in the SPJ Northwest contest, 2022
·Two national Excellence-in-Features awards in Society for Features Journalism,2022
· Eddie Adams Workshop XXXII
· First Place in the National Headliners Awards contest for Journalistic Innovation, 2018
· College Photographer of the Year, 2014, Minnesota News Photographers Association
· First place awards for spot news, feature and portrait, 2014 MNPA college contest
· DuPont-Columbia award 2013, MPR News for “Betrayed by Silence”- investigation on the TwinCities Catholic Church
· Hearst photojournalism nominee 2013-2014, University of Minnesota
CROSSCUT - CASCADE PUBLIC MEDIA
Staff Photographer | March 2022 – Present
THE SEATTLE TIMES
Staff Photographer | December 2019 –March 2022
Photo & Video Specialist | August 2017 –December 2019
Digital Content Producer | January 2015 – August 2017
THE MINNESOTA DAILY
Multimedia Editor | May 2013 – May 2015
Photography Intern | January 2013 – May 2013
Student Photo Intern | January 2014 – June 2014
MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO
Student Visuals Intern | September 2013 – January 2014
TIGER OAK PUBLICATIONS
Photography Intern | March 2013 – August 2013
University of Minnesota | Twin Cities, MN
College of Liberal Arts | Journalism, Photography
References available upon request.