1987, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Emphasis on photo illustration and commercial photography.
1992, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. BFA in visual communications.
3/ 11- 6/11 OUR365 Photographer and Sales Associate Jacksonville, Florida at Saint Lukes Hospital. Photography of newborn babies by themselves, with moms, dads, and family 24 hours after their births. Selling photos and packages to families at their bedside. I won the largest sales in a the first daily contest. Knowledge of packages, selling, and collecting info for computer transmission of sales or collection of funds at bedside.
3/04-3/11 Owner of Photography By Hope LLC Photographing weddings, family groups, head shots, and fashion for magazines. Running my own business generating clients through advertising and networking, making proposals and giving job quotes and estimates, maintaining files and thousands of stock photos, billing and collections, shooting and digitizing images on the computer. Clients: Associated Press Miami Bureau, Cygnet Bank, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Prudential Network Realty, The World Affairs Council, Turner Construction, Weber Grill, Sears Cup, People Magazine, Brittany Hair Salon advertising. 4/ 05-7/ 08. Retainer (title Staff photographer) Jacksonville Luxury Living Magazine. Generating story ideas, shooting, editing, color correcting photos for a color glossy magazine. Managed two photo assistants, directing them on shoots to help produce images on-set for clients.
10/99-1/ 02 and then again 7/ 02- 3/ 04 Business Journal staff Photographer, Jacksonville, Florida. Knowledge of small business and working with people to create photo assignments pertinent to the business community, handling of all photo assignments from start to finish. Responsible for scheduling, editing, archiving, assisting editors with layout and working with reporters as a team to generate story ideas.
1/ 02-6/02 Adjunct Professor Herkimer Community College and Mohawk Valley Community College, Public Relations photographer Collgate University. Instructor in Beginning Photography for non-photo majors at Herkimer Community College and Advanced Darkroom Techniques for Photo Majors at Mohawk Valley Community College, and general photo assignments full-time photographer for the public relations department at Colgate University.