Résumé

Honorably discharged from the US Navy in August, 2005 after 8 years of service. I served from 1997–2003 as a meteorological technician, then from 2003–2005 served as battalion photojournalist with Navy Combat Engineers. I am a January, 2012 graduate of the Temple University School of Communication and Theater with a Bachelor’s Degree in Photojournalism. My skills learned in the Navy and at Temple have given me a broad expertise in photography, videography, writing and editing.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATION

Temple University School of Communication and Theater, Bachelor of the Arts in Photojournalism. January, 2012.

US Navy Photography Class “A” School, Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD. 2003.

US Navy Meteorological Technician (Aerographer’s Mate) Class “A” School, NTTU Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS. 1998.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Manpower Temporary Services. Contracted to Automated Election Systems / Ink Impressions. Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Voting systems maintenance technician. Maintained and repaired voting machines throughout the state of New Mexico and on the Pine Rigde Oglala Sioux Reservation. August – November 2012.

Breakaway Bikes & Fitness. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Bicycle mechanic and retail sales associate.
Conducted maintenance of patron’s bicycles from basic tuneups to complete tear-down overhauls as well as assisting customers on the retail sales floor. March, 2008 – December, 2009.

Jack’s Cameras Inc. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Manager of Center City Philadelphia retail store.
Oversee film and digital photo production. Managed photo production of accounts with the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and the city of Philadelphia Department of Human Services. January, 2007 – April, 2008.

Specialty Color Services. Santa Barbara, California. Black and white film development technician.
Nightly development of all black and white film. Conduct nightly, weekly and as-needed maintenance on lab equipment. April – June, 2006.

United States Navy – 1997–2005.

Naval Photographer (Photographer’s Mate) – 2003–2005.

Supported US Naval Mobile Construction Battalion FOUR (NMCB-4) in all photographic and multimedia requirements.
Supported Marine Engineering Group ONE (1 MEG) as the principal photojournalist while deployed to Fallujah, Iraq from August, 2004 – January, 2005.
Worked with Marine Expeditionary Force ONE (1 MEF) to document the Seabees’ and Marines’ efforts to liberate the city of Fallujah from insurgent control. November – December, 2004.

Naval Meteorological Technician (Aerographer’s Mate) – 1998–2003.

Division supervisor of the Tactical Meteorological Division of Naval Meteorological Oceanographic Facility, Whidbey Island, Washington. 2001–2003.
Quality control supervisor of all meteorological data metrics aboard USS. John C. Stennis, 1999-2000.
Watch supervisor of meteorological technicians aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, 1998-2000.

SKILLSET

Attention to fine detail, personal project, team and multiple team organization.

Strategic planning, delegation and implementation of projects, including long-term efforts.

Very mobile and comfortable working in fast-paced, dynamic environments.

Film and digital photography.

News team work and supervision as well as independent reporting under tight deadlines. Videography, field ENG.

Working across computer operating system platforms including Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.

Adobe Creative Suite of programs.

Final Cut Pro and Avid video editing software.

Writing and copy editing.

Microsoft Office suite.

Publication layout, using InDesign, Pagemaker and Linux Scribus.

Public speaking.

Operation, maintenance and repair of chemical, chemical/optical and hybrid chemical/digital stand-alone roller mini-lab and dip-and-dunk systems.

LECTURES

Brown University. Military Health Issues. March 6, 2012.

School of the International Center of Photography. Leica Users Group Colloquium on Self-publishing Photography Books.
“Our Faces Now” and “Life With Lupus.” August 14, 2010.

Temple University. Journalism Trauma in Iraq. April, 2009.

School of the International Center of Photography, Leica Users Group Colloquium on Photojournalism. Contemporary Naval
Photography in Iraq: A Personal View. June 7, 2008.

Temple University. Department of History “Teach-In.” Fallujah 2004-2005: As Seen Through the Lens of a US Navy
Photographer. April 21, 2006.

AWARDS

2012 Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. 1st Place Student Keystone Award for Public Service/Enterprise.
“1000 Philly Smokers.” Project director.

2011 Clarence Williams Award.

2010 Ted Von Ziekursch Scholarship.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

NYC Animal Care & Control volunteer 2007–2012.

Habitat for Humanity, Ventura County volunteer with NMCB-4 2003–2005.

Children’s Cancer Fund of New Mexico volunteer. UNM Children’s Hospital. 2004.

Adopt-A-Highway volunteer, Whidbey Island, WA 2001–2003.

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout award, 1995.

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