My early background in media began at the age of sixteen when I started work at a conference center in the mountains of North Carolina called Stuart Auditorium located at Lake Junaluska. The auditorium was built in 1913 and offered many challenges. I spent seven summers there learning live sound engineering, live video production and camera operations.
In college I majored in Communications with a double concentration in Marketing and Management and Video Production. It was my photography minor that awarded me my most memorable moment of college and that was my study abroad trip to Cuba in 2003. I spent three weeks in Cuba as part of a documentary photography class. We shot solely on film and returned not only with some of the greatest memories of my life but some of my greatest artistic work.
Video production as long been a passion of mine. In college, historical documentary was my primary focus. After college I freelanced with several outfits around the east coast before landing a job at NBC News Channel in Charlotte, NC. There I learned the high pressure world of live news and tight deadlines. My primary function was to take edited content and feed it back out over their video on demand system to the affiliate network.
From there I moved into higher education here at Davidson College, a small traditional liberal arts institution. I quickly found a new passion for teaching what I had learned through the years to young, eager minds. Forging strong relationships with faculty and seeing the students grow from novice to seasoned and in some cases, award winning, video producers.
Please take a moment to look around at some of my photography and video work.