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My career started off early. In the eighth grade I was taking photos with my Canon AE-1 at cotillions, printing them in black and white and selling to eager buyers. I photographed my first wedding in 1984 at the age of 15.
My love of photography continued throughout my high school years during which time I was a yearbook photographer for all 4 years. As an athlete, I enjoyed photographing sports: football, basketball, track and field, gymnastics, swim meets and golf tournaments. In addition to the yearbook, I shot sports for the Garland Daily News and photographed the Texas Relays (http://www.texasrelays.com/) track event and the 1998 US Track and Field Olympic Qualifiers in Indianapolis Indiana.

I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University receiving a degree in Bachelor of Applied arts and Sciences specializing in photojournalism and fine art photography. While in college I managed a local photography studio that provided a wide range of photography services.

Upon graduation, I accepted employment as the senior photographer for one of the largest photo-marketing companies in the United States. With offices in both Florida and California I was responsible for hiring and training over 100 photographers.

Realizing the potential of owning your own business I packed up my bags and headed back to Texas to start Southern Exposure in December 1995. My photography studio quickly became one of the largest in central Texas providing services for weddings, high schools, graduating seniors, families, universities and commercial clients.

I was offered a position as staff photographer for Texas Parks and Wildlife. Being an avid hunter, fisherman and conservationist I decided to accept the position. With over 300 applicants for the position, I am very honored to be shooting for such a well known magazine. After 10 years of owning my own photography studio, I put my business up for sale, sold it, and here I am today living my photography dream.