Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography,

University of Delaware, Newark, DE May 2006

Dean’s List for four years


Manager of Photography, American Gemological Laboratories, New York, NY September 2015-present

  • Lead a team of 3 photographers responsible for photography of colored gemstones and jewelry items in-house as well as at off-site testing facilities both domestic and overseas, special projects for gemological publications, and staff photographs for company website
  • Oversaw the management and completion of over 5,000 reports and 75 JewelFolio books
  • Planned and executed off-premise annual shoots at gem trade shows in Hong Kong, Las Vegas, and Tucson.  Met logistical challenges including the proper shipping and handling of equipment, setting up mobile studios, and managing tight client deadlines.
  • Assisted communication with a domestic and international client portfolio of over 1,000 clients including auction houses, jewelry designers, gemstone wholesalers and retailers, and public individuals
  • Offsite special projects for top clients including the photography and retouching of over 275 high-value jewelry items for a private collection in Kuwait


Imaging Assistant, American Gemological Laboratories, New York, NY June 2011-August 2015

  • Photography of colored gemstones and mounted jewelry items for AGL Prestige and GemBrief reports, as well as JewelFolio books
  • Color manipulation and editing to color-match gemstones using Adobe Photoshop, and printing of reports using Epson inkjet printers
  • Graphic design for promotional items and special projects, such as trade show materials and brochures
  • Conception, design, creation, and management of company web site
  • Provided support for 4 trades shows a year including on-site photography, booth management, and promotion


Executive Assistant, Burst Marketing, imPress Printing, Intellisites; Albany, NY November 2009-May 2010

  • Pipeline management of three individual companies with 30 employees- daily tasks included calculating sales goals, billing and invoicing, calendar coordination, managing client databases, and development and implementation of company-wide processes to increase efficiency and productivity
  • Produced portrait and product photography for client e-commerce web sites and promotional materials and graphic design for client print work 
  • Created client proposals and sales brochures 


Internet Marketing Specialist, We Build Pages, Troy, NY November 2008- September 2009

  • Online marketing research for client promotion
  • Correspondence with potential sites via e-mail
  • Editing original content for client sites
  • Fulfilling contract service quotas on a monthly basis
  • Assistance in design of web elements for client website


Production coordinator/Customer Service Representative, Dun Digital, New York, NY   October 2006- May 2008

  • Supported professional photographers, design firms, advertising agencies, modeling agencies, magazines with print and digital imaging service needs 
  • Production jobs: scanning, raw file processing, retouching, file set up for c-printing, digital archiving 
  • Managed incoming and outgoing jobs
  • Client services included researching and contacting vendors, as well as following up on placed orders


Freelance Photographer

  • Product Photographer- Karr Graphics, present
  • Assistant Wedding Photographer – Chris Carter Photography, 2010 and 2011 wedding seasons
  • Assistant Wedding Photographer – Clark + Walker Photography, 2009 and 2010 wedding seasons
  • Event Photographer – National Psoriasis Foundation- National Psoriasis Walk for Awareness 2008 & 2009, Bronx, NY 
  • Wedding Photographer – Lavin wedding, August 2006
  • Wedding Photographer – Melcher wedding, July 2006
  • Studio Photographer - Jet Hot Inc. July 2006

Skills and Attributes

  • Personal Attributes: creative problem solver, easily adaptable, diligent, humorous, affable, forward-thinking, decisive, personable, ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Software: Adobe: Camera Raw, Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge, Lightroom and Dreamweaver up to CS6, C-1 Pro, Word, Excel, Power Point, FileMaker Pro, QuickBooks, Outlook
  • Digital Photography: raw file processing using C-1 Pro, Lightroom, and Adobe Camera Raw, scanning with Epson flatbed 10000xl, and Imacon 646 and 848 film scanners, image manipulation- resizing, retouching, color correction and matching, image preparation for various output devices, Epson inkjet printing, digital c-printing, Nikon and Canon cameras, hot and strobe lights, gels, soft boxes, umbrellas, reflectors
  • Conventional Photography: black & white negative development, printing on RC and fiber paper, color 35mm negative printing on RC paper, lab facilities management, color processor operation
  • Office Skills: Mac and PC proficient, 65 wpm, strong planning and organizational skills, internet research, phone and e-mail reception, customer service, interdepartmental coordination