- Bachelors of Fine Arts: Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduating Cum Laude. (Dec. 2002)
- Eddie Adams Workshop, New York. (Sept. 2002)
- National Press Photographers Association, 2nd place mult. feature (March 2005)
- Nevada Press Association (2) First place awards (Illustration & Spot News)/ (2) Third place awards (Illustration & Mult. Feature)
- Las Vegas Review-Journal regular freelancer (June 2004-present)
- Freelance work with Associated Press, ZUMA press, San Francisco ChronicleCountry Music TVamong many others.
- Studio photographer, St. Louis, Mo. (2003-2004)
- Daily Egyptian, SIUC, staff photographer (2000-2002)
- Publication "LIFE: Year in Pictures: 2002" photo from 9/11 One-year anniversary, NYC.