Resume

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • El Modena High School, Orange, CA–CTE photography teacher Aug 2018 to present
  • Encore High School for the Arts, Hesperia–long term sub (photography teacher) Oct 2016 to May 2017
  • Art Institute Inland Empire, part time photo instructor–Spr 2016 to Spr 2017

  • La Sierra University, Adjunct Photography Instructor–Apr 2014  

  • Inlandia Institute, WordPress instructor–2012 to present

  • Riverside City College, Adjunct Photography instructor–Fall 2007 to Fall 2015

  • Riverside Art Museum, Photography instructor–Summer 2009 to present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Featured in Artist Spotlight column of Press-Enterprise newspaper

  • Contributor to professional photography blog, Rising Blackstar

  • Produced video footage about community activist Eddie Dee Smith used on KVCR-(PBS station in San Bernardino)

  • Organized Pose, Spot, Posea photography workshop for kids.Together with UCR ArtsBlock, Riverside County Animal Services and photographer Carlos Puma, I organzed and taught a one-day workshop for children on how to photograph pets

PUBLICATIONS

  • Science magazine

  • Inland Empire magazine

  • Fiat Lux UC RIverside alumni magazine
  • OCh Tamale University of Redlands alumni magazine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER March 2004 to present

My clients include Riverside County Supervisors, Riverside Dept of Probation, Riverside National Cemetery, UC Riverside, Inland Empire magazine, Riverside Unified School District

STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER  June 1987 to March 2004

The Press-Enterprise, Riverside CA

Provided photographic coverage of sports events like NBA finals, tennis & PGA tournaments, breaking & general news events including lifestyles & feature sections

AWARDS & EXHIBITS

  • Chosen Artist 4 BW landscapes on permanent display at the newly renovated Riverside Convention Center Mar 2014

  • Solo photography exhibit at Back to the Grind Coffeehouse April 2010

  • Group exhibit “The News in Pictures: A Century of Photographs from the Press-Enterprise, California Museum of Photography, Riverside”–Staff Photographers of The Press-Enterprise 2003

  • 2002 Associated Press Network Editors Council Best Feature Photo

  • 1999 Newspapers Association Best Feature Photo

  • 1998 Nat’l Press Photographers Assoc.Region 10 June Best Feature Photo

  • 1997 Nat’l Press Photographers Assoc.Region 10 June Photo Illustration

  • 1995 Nat’l Press Photographers Assoc.Region 10 Best General News

EDUCATION

  • CTE Arts, Media & Entertainment credential Orange County Dept of Education
  • Digital Video Bootcamp at ProMax, Irvine CA
  • Bachelor Sc. Photojournalism Kent State University Kent OH

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