After attending the University of Saskatchewan and Loyalist College Photojournalism program I was fortunate to land internships at the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, The Canadian Press in Toronto, The Ottawa Citizen, The Edmonton Sun, and finally the Edmonton Journal where I became staff in November 2007.
I primarily shoot multimedia content for edmontonjournal.com I have a passion for video and combining audio with still images to give my subjects a voice.
I am faculty with MacEwan University in Edmonton and teach the documentary photo course with Journal photographer Greg Southam.
Recently I won Feature Photo of the Year for the Editor and Publisher Magazine annual photo contest as well as honorable mention for multimedia. I was nominated for a News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) 2008 video of the year. I was nominated for 2007 Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) photographer of the year. In April 2007 I was honored with two National Photo of the Year awards for Feature and Illustration/Fashion with NPAC. In 2006 I was awarded Feature photo of the Year, News photo of the year and Photographer’s choice with the Western Canadian News Photographers Association (WCNPA).
Originally from Saskatoon, I decided after three years of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Saskatchewan to make the biggest decision of my life. I moved 3000 kilometers to Belleville, Ontario to go to Photojournalism school at Loyalist College and pursue my dream of being a news photographer. I would say the dream has come true!
The Edmonton Journal
Photojournalist / Multimedia Producer
2007 – current
Intern / Freelance Photojournalist
2006 – 2007
Assistant Team Photographer
2006 – 2007
The Ottawa Citizen
The Saskatoon Star Phoenix
Photojournalism Fast Track Diploma
Graduated with honours, 2006
University of Saskatchewan
College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2001 – 2004
Faculty, 2nd Year Documentary Photography, 2009 – current
Canadian University Press
Annual Conference guest speaker – 2009 & 2010
Edmonton Journal, Saskaton Star Phoenix and Regina Leader Post Photo Departments, 2008
NPAC Team Multimedia of the Year 1st, 2010
NPAC Multimedia of the Year 3rd, 2010
Canadian Online Publishing Award Nomination, 2010
Editor and Publisher Magazine – Feature Photo and Multimedia of the Year, 2008
NPAC Multimedia Video of the Year HM, 2008
CAJ Photojournalist of the Year Nominee, 2007
Sun Media Dunlop Award – Sports 2nd, 2006
NPAC National Feature Photo of the Year 2nd, 2006
NPAC National Illustration of the Year 2nd, 2006
WCNPA Feature Photo of the Year 1st, 2005
WCNPA News Photo of the Year 2nd, 2005
WCNPA Photographers Choice Award, 2005