It must have started in third grade. One day I was bored and found an old Panasonic camcorder in my mom’s closet. My curiosity left me determined to find out how to use it. I started running around my house and backyard shooting clips of anything and everything I saw. I fell in love with that camera and I guess the rest is history. I never stopped playing with cameras.
I am a filmmaker, photographer, and storyteller from the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. I currently attend UNC Chapel Hill and study photo and multimedia journalism and work as a videographer for the 1893 Brand Studio. I am an outdoor enthusiast. I enjoy mountain biking, skiing, and hiking. I am also a religious Christian and my faith influences every aspect of my life. I view film and photo as a way of telling the stories that I feel need to be heard. It has became a way for me to connect to others and with every story I tell I hope the human interest is captured above all else.
Awards and Recognition
2020 Hearst Journalism Awards Multimedia National Championship Finalist
2020 College Photographer of the Year- Documentary Award of Excellence
Hearst Journalism Awards Innovative Storytelling and Audience Engagement- 3rd Place
Horizon Interactive Awards Best in Category- Web
Horizon Interactive Awards Gold- Web
Horizon Interactive Awards Gold- Short Film/ Documentary
2020 Craft Editing Telly Award
2020 Silver Internal Communications Telly Award
2020 and 2019 Craft Videography Telly Award
2020 Bronze Employee Communications Telly Award
2016 Boone Film Festival- 1st Place
James Alan Cox Foundation Scholarship for Student Photojournalist
Carolina Covenant Scholar