I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and started taking photography classes as a high school freshman. I was fortunate that my high school had a state of the art darkroom and a well-versed instructor. Thats really where my love of photography began.
In 2002, I attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where I pursued a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis in photography. There I helped run both the Black and White and Color darkrooms. While at UCSC received numerous accolades and awards for my photography, such as travel grants and Scholarships. Upon graduating I took a year off to photograph my travels in the U.S. and abroad.
After my year away from school, I decided it was time to return, to really fine tune my craft. Again, I moved west, this time to San Francisco, where in the fall of 2007 I began a master’s program at the Academy of Art University. I graduated with an emphasis in commercial photography Spring of 2010.
I am currently based out of Austin Texas photographing and working as a Photo Editor for BET.com.