Online Resume

Academic Experience

  • El Modena High School, CTE (Career Technical Education) photography teacher Aug 2018 to present
  • Small Flash Lighting workshop creator and instructor
  • Art Institute of Inland Empire Spring 2016 adjunct photography instructor
  • La Sierra University 2014 adjunct photography instructor
  • Riverside City College–fall 2007 to Fall 2015 adjunct photography instructor
  • UCR Extension Center adjunct photography instructor 2009

In the News

  • Featured in Artist Spotlight column of Press-Enterprise newspaper
  • Featured in Voyagerla.com
  • Contributed to professional photography blog, Rising Blackstar
  • Produced video footage about community activist Eddie Dee Smith used on KVCR-PBS station in San Bernardino. I was also featured on that segment as I photographed her.
  • Organized and led “Pose, Spot, Pose” a photography workshop for kids. Together with UCR ArtsBlock, Riverside County Animal Services and photographer Carlos Puma, I organized and taught a one-day workshop for children on how to photograph pets.
  • Taught local artist how to build their own WordPress websites with Inlandia Institute.

Awards & Exhibits

  • Chosen artist. One of the only 2 photographers in the city whose work is permanently displayed on the walls of the Riverside Convention Center
  • Solo photo exhibit at Back to the Grind coffeehouse Apr 2010
  • Group exhibit “The News in Pictures: A Century of Photographs from the Press-Enterprise, California Museum of Photography, Riverside–staff photographers 2013
  • 2002 Associated Press Network Editors Council–Best Feature Photo

    Towtruck drivers Dan Cooper hops on a vehicle which went airborne and lodged itself in a trailer a Vons truck which was getting on the westbound 91 freeeway at the Magnolia onramp.The driver apparently suffered minor injuries.’I thought it was a trash can(refering to the grey car) when it went flying by me at the onramp,’according to a Caltrans worker Anna Hernandez who was a few cars behind the tractor.She said the wheels of the car was still spinning when she pulled up to the trailer .
  • 1999 Newspaper Association  Best Feature photo

    Jocelyn James shows her mindset when she sees the sheet music she has to attempt on her flute while instructor Bob Waner watches during a summer music camp
  • 1998 Nat’l Press Photographer’s Association Region 10 Best feature photo

    Students from an elementary school react to the smell as they uncover the remains of a biology experiment they buried a 2 weeks before
  • 1997 Nat’l Press Photographer’s Association Region 10 Best Illustration

    A photo illustration on Fujichrome 100 showing the banana as the top seller in any grocery store produce section
  • 1995 Nat’l Press Photographer’s Association Region 10 Best General News

    Gangbangers led into the Riverside morgue react to the smell of death as part of the DA’s gang abatement program.

Education

  • Orange County Dept of Education, Career Technical Ed credential  Arts, Media & Entertainment
  • Bacheor of Science Photojournalism, Kent State University Ohio,

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