1980-present Worked as a freelance photographer, graphic artist and writer in various capacities, including:
- Portrait photographer specializing in senior, family, couples, and children's portraits.
- Proficient in Photoshop Elements software.
- Nature photographer; awarded semi-finalist in North American Open Amateur Photography Contest & finalist in Cambridge Massachusetts Visual Arts Society's 1997 Fall Photography Competition.
- Feature photographer & writer for SUCCESSFUL FARMING magazine.
- Published photographer for COUNTRY and FARM & RANCH LIVING magazines.
- Weekly Travel column "Half Tank Travels" photographer & writer for the Battle Creek Enquirer in Battle Creek, MI.
- Weekly column "Know Your Business Neighbor" photographer & writer for Shoppers Guide East in Three Rivers, MI
- Special correspondent and feature writer/photographer for Battle Creek Enquirer in Battle Creek, MI.
- Feature news writer for Coldwater Daily Reporter in Coldwater, MI.
- Ad copy writer for WNWN Radio Station in Coldwater, MI.
- Design work including brochures, business cards, fliers, announcements, slideshows, etc.
Associate's Degree in Electronic Data Processing and Liberal Arts from Kellogg Community College; Battle Creek, MI; 1981; Magna Cum Laude.