I received a Bachelors Degree from Kent State University in 1997 with an Arts Education major and a Studio Art minor. I was awarded an entrance scholarship based on my studio work to return to KSU, where I received my Masters degree in Arts Education with a studio focus on Digital Photography in 2004. I officially formed my Photography business shorty after that.
I've had the wonderful opportunity to work with hundreds of clients over the years and have captured over 250 weddings. I also do many other types of photography such as nature (for several golf courses), architecture (for realtors) and more. I love the different things I've had the privilege of doing and I love the variety of subject matter I am able to capture.
I have been teaching photography for the past 20 years at a high school in Northeast Ohio. I truly have a passion for teaching and am amazed by my students’ talents and creativity. Many of my students win awards for their work at local, regional, and national art shows. I also host several digital photography and Photoshop workshops throughout the year
I have had several gallery exhibitions and my work has appeared in the Akron Life magazine, Akron Beacon Journal, Newsleader, Hudson Hub, the 52 Weeks/52 Works calendars, on Jones Soda Labels and in ForePar Golf magazine. I also design logos, designs and advertisements for several companies and organizations.
I reside in Stow, Ohio and am blessed to have a beautiful wife and two daughters.