I was born in Toledo, Ohio at 11:45 p.m.
I graduated from Mason Senior High in Erie, MI salutatorian of my class.
I went to Central Michigan University and lived in the dorms.
My parents bought me my first camera for Christmas. After experimenting with the camera for several months I became quite good and decided to pursue photography with my career.
I studied abroad for three weeks in Florence, Italy. I took a travel photography class.
I started a communications internship at CMU's University Communications department.
After pursuing a major in broadcasting and cinematic arts, I changed my major to journalism