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I am a certified water baby, adventure photojournalist, storyteller, sailor, traveler, problem solver, family girl & dog lover. I live by three simple rules: Always do your best, Always do what’s right and Always treat people the way you want to be treated. Work hard, play harder and laugh a lot.
Over the last three years I have completely immersed myself in the sailing lifestyle, voyaging over 40,000 nautical miles, spending nearly a year at sea and visiting over 30 countries. The ocean has played the biggest role in my growth, teaching me humility, patience, respect, the value of persistence, passion and a connection to something far bigger than myself.
Every assignment is unique and I try to be ready for whatever may come my way. Things hardly go as planned, so I always try to be prepared ‘for the worst.’ As my dad would say, “Never leave home without duct tape, knife or a flashlight.” You’d be surprised at how often that advice has rang true.
My goal in shooting any assignment is to tell a meaningful story and too hopefully come out with something unexpected. I expect a lot out of myself and am certainly my own worst critic. It’s a great day at the office if I come back wet, dirty or almost run over by a boat.
I am a full-time freelance photojournalist based in Omaha, NE. My bags are always packed and I am willing to shoot anything, anytime, anywhere.
Published Work: Los Angeles Times, Omaha World Herald, Ventura County Star, ESPN, ABC Prime Time, CBS Sports, SAIL Magazine, Cruising World, YACHT Magazine, SUCCESS Magazine, Men’s Journal, Boy’s Life Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, Latitude 38, Life.com and various other publications.
• PADI Open Water certified – (currently working towards Rescue Diver)
• RYA Yachtmaster’s Offshore Captain’s License (in process)
• English (native tongue), Spanish & French (conversational)