"All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk only leads to poverty."

Welcome. This webpage will be used as a bio, photo gallery, and blog for an aspiring writer living in the Pacific Northwest.

I've been a sports and news writer for the last few years, along with gaining some photography experience. As of now, I've released my first book titled "Hometown U.S.A." Available on Amazon.com and for Kindle download. It is a collection of short stories based around the little town of Silver City, Illinois.

Second book in the works and could be finished by the end of 2012 or early 2013.

Nisqually Valley News (Yelm, WA) ---- June 2011 to March 2012

Photographer and reporter for a weekly newspaper in Yelm, which is close to Mount Rainier in Thurston County. Area where I reported on city government, features, business and sports.

Mason County Journal (Shelton, WA) ---- September 2009 to June 2011

Sports writer/photographer/editor - Covering all sports in Mason County in the state of Washington. This includes Shelton, North Mason and Mary M. Knight high schools. I also write several features for different sections and take photos when someone needs a moment captured. Layout of the Sports and Outdoors section.


   *Bachelor's Degree, Valparaiso University (2009) - Major: New Media Journalism; Minor: Creative Writing ----- While a full-time student, I also worked with campus media groups (WVUR radio station and the Torch newspaper). Outside all of that, I performed with an improv-sketch comedy group called VuDu.

   *Associate's Degree, Sauk Valley Community College (2007)

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