I am an inspired storyteller who is dedicated to effecting positive change in my community.  My 18 years of experience as a visual journalist has focused on illuminating the lives and challenges of the underprivileged and marginalized with intimacy, dignity and empathy.  I have been humbled and gratified to see my work educate, motivate and raise money for many good causes over the years.  


I also work as a volunteer doula at Sutter Davis Hospital, providing emotional and physical support for women of all backgrounds during labor and birth.    

Society of Professional Journalists First Amendment Award for Interactive Media
People Helping People "Dick Cable Media Award" from Community Link
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar
California Press Photographers Association (CPPA)
California News Publishers Association (CNPA)
San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association (SFBAPPA)
Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association (PPPA)
Children’s Advocacy Institute
The National Council in Crime and Delinquency PASS Award
College Photographer of the Year International (CPOYi)
Hearst Foundation

As a student I twice won the "Greg Robinson Student Photographer of the Year" award from SFBAPPA.