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

Professional Experience

  • Staff photographer, The Press-Enterprise newspaper

In the News

  • Featured in Artist Spotlight column of Press-Enterprise newspaper
  • Featured in
  • 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.


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

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