Mike Greener is a photojournalist living near the Bay Area, where he works as a staff photographer for the Daily Republic newspaper in Fairfield, California. In addition, he also freelances for magazines and as a commercial photographer specializing in adventure, weddings and fly fishing photography.
Previously, he was a staff photographer at the Redding Record Searchlight before setting off for a five-month South America fly fishing adventure. He has been published in several magazines such as Fly Rod and Reel, High Country News, Outside Missoula, The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care and Grief Digest. He also has done advertising and commercial work for companies such as The Fly Shop, Brunton and Loop. He was the official photographer and assistant filmmaker for the Angling Exploration Group (AEG) 2005 fly fishing expedition to New Zealand, where he helped create their feature film, Trout Bum Diaries Volume 2: Kiwi Camo.
Greener is a graduate from The University of Montana School of Journalism, where he received a B.A.in Photojournalism. While in college, Greener placed first in the William Randolph Hearst Photo Story competition for a story of a man in a Chicago hospice who was dying of lung cancer. He also was chosen as one of 16 graduating visual journalism students in the country to be accepted to the 2006 Poynter Instituteâ€™s Summer Fellowship in St. Petersburg, Florida. There, he worked with some of the best journalism coaches in the country while covering a local beat and attending practicums. He also was a finalist in the 25th Annual Photographers Forum Magazine photo contest in 2005 and was published in their 25th Annual College Photography yearbook.
When not on assignment or playing ultimate frisbee, he can be found waist deep, with a fly rod in hand, in the nearby trout streams of Northern California.