I started my professional life in politics, working on some of the closest Congressional races in Utah history. I worked in fundraising and grassroots organizing (aka marketing). After those campaigns ended, I moved on to fundraising for non-profits. That's where I really dove into marketing head-first. I did direct-mail, email, and was one of the first people to launch Facebook business pages at scale to support the organization I worked for.
After that, I had the dream job opportunity to go work for small, independent ski company where I was in charge of all marketing, PR, content creation and social media.
When my wife's job moved us to Portland in 2013, I started into the agency world where I spent five years creating digital strategies for companies like Nike, Aramark, Stumptown Coffee, Travel Portland and countless others.
Currently, I run the consumer email program for HP.
When I say I've done it all, I literally mean it. Small companies, big companies, large budgets, no budgets. I've built programs from the ground up, come in to save sinking ships, and taken smoothly running programs to the next level.
I specialize in action and editorial-style photography. Where my subjects are either un-staged, or lightly directed. I prefer to interact with people in their environment and let them be themselves. I shoot a lot of landscape and travel photos as well.
I have shot images for many of the marketing campaigns I've worked on, as well as directed a couple of full-length ski movies and countless Web videos.
Every since I got my first 110 film camera as a kid, I've been fascinated with capturing the world around me. I've spent the last 25 years chasing that elusive moment where light a place and people meet to make something magical.
Along the way, I've travelled to all fifty states, a dozen countries, countless early mornings and late nights, and equally countless hours pouring through images.
I learned my craft in the dark room, but ten years ago I switched to digital, and I've never looked back (although the smell of developer chemicals still gets me).
I started an occassional side project called Puptraits a few years back that specializes in photos of dogs. All proceeds from that project will be donated to local animal shelters to help those dogs most in need.
You can check those photos out at Puptraits.com