A retired twenty-two year veteran of the US Coast Guard, my diverse photographic capability is an extension of my military career. The Coast Guard, being the smallest of the services, needs personnel capable of handling varied assignments with little or no supervision. Along with the ability to quickly adapt to new requirements, we develop a strong work ethic. A life-saving service, we understand the necessity of showing up on a moment’s notice, on time, ready to go and to give more of ourselves than asked of.
From ambient to studio strobes and hot lights, I have been professionally trained and guided by my mentor and friend Don Giannatti. Don has over 4 decades of professional experience, and at one time co-owner of the second largest advertising agency in Phoenix, AZ, where he earned his nickname – The Wizard of Wow, or Wizwow. His goal today is to mentor, teach and “pay it forward” leveraging distance and online learning technologies.
I have been featured in several local magazines and volunteer my photography for them. When you are out and about on the streets or at Fredericksburg events, please stop me and say hello.