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Education
2016                MFA in Creative Photography, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2012                B.S. in Photography, Cum Laude, University of Central Florida

2010                A.S. in Photography, High Honors, Daytona State College, FL

Teaching Experience
2018             Photography and Image Making, Instructor of Record,
                        Daytona State College, Daytona Beach, FL, Fall (2 sections)

2017              Advanced Problems in Photography, Instructor of Record,
                        University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, Fall

Introduction to Photography, Instructor of Record,
University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, Fall

2016              Photography III, Instructor of Record,
                        University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, Fall

Graphic Design Studio I, Instructor of Record,
University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, Fall

Digital Imaging, Instructor of Record,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Summer A

Visual Literacy Course, Instructor of Studio Section,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Spring

2015               Image/Order/Idea: Photography Course, Instructor of Record,
                         University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Fall

WARPlite, Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Cheyenne Rudolph,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, WARPhaus, Summer

Figure/Ground: Photography Course, Instructor of Record,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Spring

2014               Visual Literacy Course, Instructor of Studio Section,
                         University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Fall

WARPlite, Teacher’s Assistant for Professor Giang Pham,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, WARPhaus, Summer  

WARPhaus, Studio Monitor for foundation class, Spring

2013               Advanced Photography Course, assisting Professor Craig Smith,
                         University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
                         Lab Tech: Facilitated computer lab time with students, conducted technical seminars, provided technical and creative support.

Artist Talks & Professional Experience

2019              Area Coordinator for St. Augustine Region Photographers,
Leonard’s Photography, St. Augustine, FL

2018              Seasonal Photographer,
Leonard’s Photography, St. Augustine, FL

2017              Artist Talk, in conjunction with “Wishing You Were Here, To Wish You Weren’t Here”
                        University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

                        Professional Artist Writing Workshop, panel discussion w/ Lydia Dildilian
                        University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

2016              Seed Project Collaborative Member w/ Katerie Gladdys,
                        University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Brownbag Lunch Artist Talk, University Gallery
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Co-Curator of Code-Switch: Journal of Visual Arts and Culture, Issue 1 Spring 2016

Founder and President of Graduate Students Organization of Photography (GSOP)

2015              Artist Talk, Southeast Photography Seminar: MFA students from UF and GSU,
                        Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2011              Southeast Museum of Photography, Internship, Daytona Beach, FL
                        Organized and prepared artwork for exhibition, digital cataloging

2005-10        Hot Shot Photography, Inc. Live Tour Network, Inc. Commercial Photographer: Architecture, studio and on location portraiture, weddings.
                         Digital Artist: Image enhancement, clean up, file optimization and delivery
                         Digital Video Editor: Time-line based editing, creative text, processing and delivery
                         1st Assistant Photographer: Assistant on shoots, project research, clerical work

Exhibitions
2017              “Wishing You Were Here, To Wish You Weren’t Here”, Solo Exhibition,
                        407 Gallery, Green Bay, WI

19th Annual Postcards From The Edge, Group Exhibition,
Metro Pictures, New York City, NY

2016              “Experimental Drawing and Sound“, Group Exhibition, collaborative project,
                         Arketype Gallery, Green Bay, WI

“A Narrative Intervention in the Woods”, video/drawing media collaborative project,
University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

"GEOMAGIC" UAG Biannual Banner Project, New Mexico State University Gallery,
Las Cruces, NM

“C:\MOJAVEDESERT\TEXTURES\” MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2015               “Something from Nowhere”, Solo Exhibition, 4most Gallery, Gainesville, FL

“Ocular Obscure”, Group Exhibition, Gallery Protocol, Gainesville, FL

                        “Summer Blockbuster”, Curated by Juan Griego, Group Film Screening,
                         4MostGallery, Gainesville, FL

                        “2015 FACC Juried Arts Exhibition”, Curated by Eric Schoenborn, Group Exhibition,
                         University Gallery, Gainesville, FL

                        “(mico)light”, Group Exhibition, Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2014               “Luminaire”, Group Exhibition, Graham Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

“Projecting the Digital Body”, Group Exhibition, Display Gallery, Gainesville, FL

“Theology of Techno Somatics”, Group Exhibition, WARPhaus Gallery,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

“Terminal Videos”, Group Exhibition, Art Bash, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2013               Graduate Student Invitational Exhibition, 4Most Gallery, University of Florida

2012              "For Your Eyes" Senior Bachelor’s Exhibition, Gallery 500, Orlando, FL

Illustration 2012 Exhibition, Juried Competition by Steven Spencer,
1st Prize in Gallery 202, Daytona Beach, FL

Thesis Bachelor’s Exhibition, Southeast Museum of Photography,
Daytona Beach, FL

Breaking Boundaries IV, curated by Susan Dooley
China International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2010               "In Pieces," Solo Exhibition, Gallery 202, Daytona State College

2009               Photo Imaging Education Association, Traveling Exhibition
                         Australia, Canada, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States

Awards
2013-16         Graduate School Fellowship, University of Florida

2013                Graduate Need Grant, University of Florida

2011-12         Wetherall Foundation Scholarship, University of Central Florida

2007-12         Bright Futures Florida Medallion Scholarship


Technical Expertise
Software (Mac/PC)
Adobe Suite (CS2-CC) – Photoshop, Bridge, Premiere, Media Encoder, After Effects, Lightroom, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro/Express, Aperture, Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE), Audacity, CryEngine, Processing 2, AutoCAD

Equipment/Processes
35mm Black and White Photographic Film/Print Developing, Medium/Large Format Cameras/Darkroom Printing, Lumen Prints, Cyanotypes, Anthotypes, Chlorophyll process, Polaroid Emulsion lifts, Projectors/Projection Mapping, Flatbed Scanners, Large Format Digital Inkjet Printers, Location/Studio Lighting (Strobe and Hot light), DV/HDD/Flash/VSLR/Red Video Camcorders, Computer Assembly/Component Installation and Upgrading