I was born in Mexico and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I developed a passion for photography early in life, and after taking my first High School photography class; my dedication would match my passion. Upon graduation, I enlisted in the United States Navy, where, for four years, I served as a photojournalist based out of Central and Southern California. During which time I was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal; an honor I received for being the photographer for the, “Globe,” a military publication that won the 2002 Thomas Jefferson Award in Magazine Layout. After my time in the service, I attended Brooks Institute and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Photography with a concentration in Advertising. For 15 years now, I have been committed to the highest standard of photographic artistry and professionalism.