Biographical Information
2002-present . Owner/publisher of WaterLIFE magazine,
printed monthly in Port Charlotte FL.

www.waterlifemagazine.com

1998-2002 FLORIDA: Special Projects Editor, Charlotte Sun Newspaper Group. Editor Punta Gorda Herald, Originated and produced a new weekly boating and fishing section.
1984-1997 NEW MEXICO: Owner/publisher: Inside Santa Fe & Taos – monthly newspaper for visitors to northern New Mexico. Publisher, American Indian News, SWAIA Indian Market Directory for the Southwest Association of Indian Arts.
1980-1997 (concurrently) NEW MEXICO: Assignment photographer covering events around the Southwest. Regular clients include: the NY TImes. the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, the Associated Press and Ganett News Service.
1978-1984 NEW MEXICO: Picture editor. Chief photographer for the Santa Fe New Mexican, a Gannett daily newspaper. Transitioned the newspaper from daily black and white to daily color. Worked with Gannett on the development of USA Today.
1976-1978 NEW MEXICO: Photographer - Southwest News Service, Stringer for the Albuquerque Journal in Santa Fe.
1968 – 1972 CALIFORNIA: Photography student, stringer for Santa Monica Evening Outlook newspaper, Technical writer for Petersen's Photographic Magazine. Began photographing patterns of laser light at Cal Tech in Pasadena. Produced laser footage for Warner Brothers studio, wrote and produced a children's educational film about mixing colors. Founding partner of Laser Images inc. Designed the Laserium show at Griffiths Park Planetarium.
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Community:
President Charlotte Harbor Reef Association,
Director of the Don Ball School of Fishing for 7th grade students. Tournament Director: Kids Cup Fishing Tournament


Awards:
Best of Gannett for black and white photography
E.H. Shaffer, New Mexico Press Assn – multiple years
Associated Press Managing Editor's award– multiple years
National Press Photographers national and regional - multiple years
NPPA Humanitarian Award
Featured in the book: The American Character, By Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.

Accomplished aviation and automotive technician. Commercial pilot, multi engine, instrument and flight instructor ratings. Medical status current

 

 

 

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phone: 941.457.1389
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