My career in photojournalism started at the age of 16 working at the Sunday Independent, a weekly newspaper, published in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. I am still shooting photos for general, spot and breaking news, and sports, on a daily basis here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and occasionally in communities throughout the country.
My work experience at daily newspapers over the past 30 years includes staff photographer at The Citizens' Voice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. (1988-1999), and Press Enterprise, Bloomsburg, Pa. (1999-Present). I also work as regional contract photographer for the Associated Press. While working for the Press Enterprise, a double-truck image of mine appeared in Sports Illustrated Magazine, and I have had front page images published in USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Washington Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Arizona Daily Star to name a few.
I am a current adjunct professor in the Communications Departments at Misericordia University, Dallas, Pennsylvania, where I have been for 15 years and have worked as adjunct instructor at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania (LCCC) for 17 years.
I have won numerous national, state, and local awards from prestigious news organizations, including, the Associated Press (AP), National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards, and The Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors (PAPME). Including PAPME Best of Show in 2008.
Also, I have been recognized nationally by Editor and Publisher, MSNBC.com, and Zuma Press. In 2006, I won the Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) National Member Showcase Photo of the Month award.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities with a concentration in photography and journalism from Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey; and Associates degree in Commercial Arts with a specialization in photojournalism from Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, Pennsylvania.