President, ultralite films: 2012–Present
Direct strategy and operations of a commercial and documentary film production company.
freelance photographer/cinematographer: 2007-present
Work on a contractual basis for various national/international publications and broadcast media.
Adjunct instructor, texas a&m university: 2013- present
Develop curriculum and teach an annual two-week “minimester” (3 accredited college hours) covering the business of filmmaking and photography
public information officer, U.S. Department of homeland security: 2004-2014
Serve as a primary spokesperson for DHS Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) operations during federally-declared natural disasters. Field experience includes managing media and crisis communications before, during, and after major natural disasters. Serve as a liaison between network programming such as Good Morning America and field events.
technical information specialist, texas task force 1 2005-2014
Facilitate reconnaissance and rescue operations for the most activated federal search and rescue team in the United States. Provide reconnaissance GPS, photographic, and video intelligence to search squads during federally-declared natural disasters to assist in locating victims while mitigating additional casualties.
Work Published / Broadcast
National Geographic, National Geographic Adventure, The New York Times, Newsweek, Outside Magazine, CNN, BBC, Der Spiegel
“Urban Search and Rescue: Texas Task Force One”
A 138-page book (soft and hard cover) distributed internationally through major retailers. Published by Texas A&M University Press. Copyright 2011
2017, Official film selection Telluride Mountainfilm, 5 Point, and Hill Country film festivals
2016, American Advertising Association (AAF) Bronze in Cinematography
2015, American Advertising Association (AAF) Gold in Commercial Broadcast Advertising, Best in Show in Brand Storytelling
2015, Official film selection Crossroads film festival
2014, American Advertising Association (AAF) Best in Show in Brand Storytelling, Best in Show Cinematography, Gold in Web Storytelling
2012, Texas State Capitol Rotunda “Masters of Disaster” photographic exhibition
2011, George Bush Library “Masters of Disaster” photographic exhibition
2007, J. Wayne Stark Galleries “Masters of Disaster” photographic exhibition
2006, BBC International Photographer of the Year Top-3 Finalist
Texas A&M University Curriculum Advisory board member - Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications (2014 - present)
American Advertising Federation member (2013 - present)
Austin Film Society member (2015 - present)
U.S. DHS Public Affairs Work Council board member (2010 - 2013)
American Society of Media Photographers member (2007 - 2013)
Texas A&M University, BA, Journalism, 2003
Weatherford College, AS, 2000