While photography runs in my family, it took overseeing a team of over 100 house and press photographers as Communications Coordinator for I.M.P. (9:30 Club, Lincoln Theatre, The Anthem, Merriweather Post Pavilion) to realize that my passions extend beyond creating moments and into capturing them. I've since had the opportunity to photograph some of my heroes, from Stevie Wonder to Jane Goodall.
You can generally find me wearing headphones or earplugs - either way I'm likely immersed in music.
I was just a kid when Glastonbury 2004 was broadcast live on the Palladia channel, but the moment Paul McCartney turned that festival crowd into a unified chorus for “Hey Jude” I knew I'd found my calling.
Realizing that I was unlikely to storm stages myself, I set off working, planning, producing, and covering events from the age of 15. I've since gained experience from boardrooms and control rooms to basements and arenas, coordinating everything from sponsorship, promotion and design to booking, audio engineering, crowd management and photography, including stints hosting and emceeing from radio shows to award shows.
Over the course of the past six years I've spent with I.M.P. I've proudly worked on milestone projects from the celebration of the 9:30 Club’s 35th Anniversary, to the debut of the PBS series “Live at 9:30” and the celebration of Merriweather Post Pavilion’s 50th Anniversary to the grand opening of The Anthem.

As a 2016 graduate of The George Washington University School of Business, I received a B.B.A. in Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Sustainability. 
While in college, I served twice as General Manager of campus radio station WRGW District Radio. Under my leadership I guided the station through a $20,000 renovation and equipment upgrade while expanding programming to 115 different shows across our four departments (Music, News, Talk, and Sports) staffed by over 350 students. Through my tenure I produced a variety of events both via the station and my former collaborative DIY house venue, Above the Bayou.
Thanks for reading! If you're interested in a print, project, booking, or a chat, drop me a line.
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