Born to German parents and a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I am a visual journalist whose curiosity about the world led me to photography in ninth grade. I hold a strong belief in the power of photojournalism to highlight important issues, inform the public and reflect the beauty, tragedy and candid nature of humankind.
Currently I am a visual journalist with the USA TODAY Network based at the Knoxville News Sentinel in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am a contributor to the Associated Press and previously worked for the Ohio University Athletics Department as a staff photographer for three years. I have completed summer internships at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Naples Daily News and The Hutchinson News. My work has been published by the Associated Press, Getty Images, DPA, USA Today, Bloomberg News and countless newspapers, websites and news outlets worldwide.
I won gold in sports portfolio twice (2015 & 2016) and silver in sports action (2015) in the annual College Photographer of the Year competition. I was also a finalist in the 2016 Kodak Professional Photography Scholarship and placed seventh in the 2017 Hearst Photojournalism News and Features competition.
In my free time I am most likely cookin' up some foods or hiking. I am also a huge fan of everything Fujifilm and carry my X-Pro2 everywhere. I've also shot most of their films.
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Below is a feature video about my work with Ohio Athletics.