WORK EXPERIENCE

Present

Creative Pro Photography, Art & Design, Apple Incorporated, Bethesda, MD

Resident expert trainer for imaging technologies, including videography, photography, design, drawing and digital artmaking that provides accessible knowledge for Apple coworkers and customers. Conduct workshops that build a knowledge base about Apple and third-party products to the public. Inform and educate the features and benefits of imaging technologies. Assist in the development of new
workshop curriculum.

2015  2016       

Artist in Residence - Madison Bubbler, Madison Public Library, Central Branch, Madison, WI

Two-month paid artist residency that provided the public with access to interact with, and participate in the creative process of building small sets for the camera lens. Several constructed image workshops educated the public about this process, where participants collaborated to build a set that was professionally illuminated and photographed.   

Constructed Imagery Artist Residency, View Arts, Old Forge, NY

Build constructed sets and interact with patrons on the topics of constructed imagery and photography.

Beginning & Intermediate Photography Workshop, Wheelhouse Studios, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

Teaching multi-day workshops on the basics of photographic imaging - including camera  operation, image organization and editing, print output, and gallery presentation.

Family Room Specialist, Apple Incorporated, West Towne Mall, Madison, WI

Promote and cultivate relationships with Apple Customers, deliver repair solutions for mobile devices, and provide exemplary customer experiences.

Creative Workshops with Madison Area Branch Libraries, Madison, WI

Conduct visual art-making workshops with children, teens and adults on the topic of Constructed Imagery. Participants learn techniques on set building and the fundamentals of photography. Together, we build a constructed set based on an agreed narrative, illuminate the set, and make digital photographic captures as a finished product.

2015

Artist-in-Residence, Madison Public Library, central location, The Bubbler, Madison, WI

Create personal visual art in a public space and interact with the Madison community through workshops, maker demonstrations and artist talks.

2012 – 2015

Visiting Lecturer and Facilities Coordinator - Photography, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

Manage student checkout of photographic equipment and facilities, photographic studios, gallery space, and provide service as an imaging technician for student and faculty needs. Oversee budgetary departmental expenses, and propose departmental equipment purchases. Teach imaging classes and produce personal artwork. Courses taught to date include: Photography I, Photography II, The Photographic Portrait & Moving Pictures (sound & video art).

Freelance Reproduction Photographer, South Bend, IN

Create high-resolution reproduction images of professor artwork, colleague artwork, and Notre Dame publications. Clients include Maria Tomasula, Jean Dibble, and University of Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture.

Adjunct Professor of Photography, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Point and Shoot - Aesthetics of Photography & Fundamentals of Photography

Teach Aesthetics of Photography & Fundamentals of Photography. Introduce students to the mechanics of digital imaging through in-class exercises, assignments, and critiques that focus on the production of well-crafted photographs both aesthetically, technically and conceptually. Classes are taught in-person and online.

2011

Adjunct Professor of Photography, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY & Houghton College, Houghton, NY

Introduction to Digital Art

Provide students with new approaches in digital art making, through an understanding of contemporary art making approaches, critical theory and best digital workflow practices.

Introduction to Sound and Video

Provide a technical, historical and conceptual groundwork for the production of video art through an understanding of time-based media including a cultural literacy of television, film and video communication.

Adjunct Professor of Photography, SUNY, Brockport, NY

Photography I

Teach 35 mm. camera operations, film processing, traditional darkroom printing, history of photography, and both practical and conceptual applications of film-based imaging.

2009 - 2011

Assistant Registrar, Office of Collection Management, George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY

Two-year Institute for Museum Library Services federal grant designated to establish a standardized museum-wide protocol for the  digitization of permanent collection materials. Coordinated high volume accessioning, record creation and logistics. Works collaboratively with other museum departments to create database records and maintain provenance information for permanent collection material. Enforce and maintain transfer
of acquisitions.

Adjunct Professor of Photography, Monroe Community College, Brighton, NY, Digital & Darkroom Photography

Instructs on the technical, aesthetic and conceptual knowledge of the photographic medium. Encourages an open, dialog-based exchange of ideas about images and concepts of visual communication.

2008 - 2009  

Exhibition Technician, George Eastman Museum of Photography, Rochester, NY

Facilitated the housing of photographic materials. Executed exhibit installation and design. Packaged and prepared art for traveling exhibitions
and storage.

2006 - 2007       

Instructor of Record, College of Imaging Arts and Science, RIT, Rochester, NY

Taught analog and digital photography as well as developed and implemented new digital curriculum for Introduction to Photography classes.

2005 - 2006        

Executive Assistant, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD

Organized photography portfolio review and other interactive community events. Prepared and marketed exhibitions. Maintained and
promoted darkrooms.

2005              

Documentary Photographer, International Masonry Institute, Cascade, MD

Captured and organized images for educational curriculum development.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Expertise in:

Filemaker Pro

The Museum System (TMS)

Canto Cumulus (image digital asset management)

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Lightroom 5, Capture One software for PC/Macintosh

Operation of multiple camera formats and techniques in studio lighting

Digital, alternative process & film-based photography

Videography production

Apple Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere video editing software and workflow

Professional gallery installation, fine art object handling, museum collection digital asset management, digitization protocol and human resource organization.

Microsoft Word, Outlook & Excel

EDUCATION

2009   M.F.A. Imaging Arts in Photography, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2002   B.F.A. cum laude, Photography/Digital Imagery, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV

LECTURES & PUBLICATIONS

2015               

Guest artist lecturer and critic, drawing workshop, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame, IN

2014               

Representation by Davis Orton Editions, Hudson, NY

2013               

Guest artist lecturer & critic, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN

2008               

Portfolio, Afterimage Journal, Nov / Dec 2008, Vol. 36, no. 3, Visual Studies Workshop publication, Rochester, NY

2004               

Guest Lecturer/Contest Judge, International Society of Photographers, Washington, D.C. Provided instruction on the techniques and history of photochemical and digital imaging processes and the business of photography.

Best of College Photography Annual 2004, Photographer's Forum Magazine. California: Serbin Communications, pg. 84.

2002               

Guest Lecturer, Saint James School, Hagerstown, MD, Color photography workshop.

Annual Corcoran Artist Directory, Washington Project for the Arts

 EXHIBITIONS

Solo

2017

The Constructed Image, Madison Public Library, Central Branch, Madison, WI

2016               

Anecdotes, Madison Public Library – Sequoya Branch, Madison, WI

Anecdotes, View Arts, Old Forge, NY

2015               

Artist in Residence, The Bubbler, Madison Public Library, downtown location, Aug. & Sept.

2014               

Undercurrents, collaborative installation with Justin Barfield, OShaugnessy Gallery, Notre Dame, IN

2013               

Beneath the Creases, O’Shaugnessy Gallery, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

2009              

Anecdotes, M.F.A. thesis exhibition, SPAS Gallery, Rochester Institute of Technology, Henrietta, NY

Group / Juried

2015             

Rust City Revival, Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN

Threatened, Fire Arts, South Bend, IN

South Bend Selfie, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

2014               

Faculty + Emeritus, Raclin Art Gallery, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Undercurrents, collaborative installation with Justin Barfield at The Fletcher Exhibit, Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Rust City print exchange, Mid-America Print Council Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Anecdotes, South Bend Christian Reformed Church, South Bend, IN

2013

Almost Real, Azimuth Projects, Chicago, IL

Faculty + Emeritus, Art Gallery, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN

Portfolio Showcase, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

2012              

Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition, juried by Margaret Carney, PhD & Doug Calisch, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN

Intentionally Associated - Recent works by University of Notre Dame Research Associates, OShaugnessy Gallery, University of Notre Dame, 
Notre Dame, IN

2011               

10 by 10, Sage Art Center, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2010              

Juried Photography Exhibit, juried by J.D. Talasek, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD

New Visions, juried by Michael Itkoff, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

2009             

Staged: The Constructed Photograph, juried by Harvey Stein, Gallery RFD, Swainsboro, GA

RIT Alumni Invitational, Gallery R, Rochester, NY

Pingyao International Photography Festival, Sept.19-25, Pingyao, China

2008             

6 x 6, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY

Juried Portraiture Show, Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning NY

Young American Photography, Ring Gallery HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia

2006 - 7         

MFA 123, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

2005              

Collaborative Show, Color Abstracts, The Blue Elephant Art Center

2002             

Senior Undergraduate Show, One Track Mind, Entler Gallery, Shepherdstown, WV

2003 - 6        

Member of The Blue Elephant Art Center, Frederick, MD

2000             

Student Honor Show, juried by Kevin Dwyer, Frank Center for the Creative Arts, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV