Working at a large metropolitan newspaper, my work is most often deadline driven. These pieces were filmed, edited and published quickly, often in the span of one day. I enjoy the thrill of learning from the various subjects I cover on deadline, from the saddest of stories, to the most joyful ones.
The Healing Sand Mandala
Over the course of four days, monks from India created an ornate Medicine Buddha sand mandala at Lion’s Roar Dharma Center in East Sacramento in September 2018. Once completed, it was destroyed and poured into the American River.
Archaeologists recover cremated remains lost in Camp Fire
Volunteer archaeologists and dog handlers spend three days searching for cremated human remains at burned-down homes in Paradise, Calif., two months after the Camp Fire destroyed most of the town.
Father buries toddler days after the family is reunited
Ali Hassan buries his 2-year-old son, Abdullah, at the Islamic Cemetery in Lodi on Dec. 29, 2018. Abdullah died from a brain disease just days after being reunited with his mother. His mother, who lived in Yemen, was repeatedly denied a visa to visit him due to travel restrictions instituted by the Trump administration. Her visa was approved after a national outcry occurred, sparked from social media sharing of their story.
The Women's March in Sacramento
Scenes from the Women's March in Sacramento on Jan. 19, 2019.
Protesters face off at the California State Capitol
Conservatives and counter-protesters face off in a spirited demonstration at the California State Capital on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 during a "Turn California Red" rally ahead of Tuesday's election. Tensions between political parties are mounting in California, with this demonstration being one of many heated conflicts that have happened in the Capitol since Trump’s election.
Otis the Skydiving Pug
Meet Otis the pug, making his 64th skydive with his owner and best friend, Will DaSilva of Galt, California in 2010. The dog grew up around airplanes and made 65 skydives in a specially tailored harness over the course of his 9 years of life. I filmed this piece while skydiving with a helmet-mounted camera.