I’ve always had a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. I love to be able to tell the stories of others through words and prose. My love for journalistic writing grew when I started writing and covering basketball for my high school’s newspaper. I then briefly ran my own arena football blog site, writing occasional features on players. Then things really took off once I got to the University of Texas and began writing for The Daily Texan. During my time on campus, I’ve covered the soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball and men’s basketball teams, writing countless previews, recaps and features. I’ve further developed my love for tell the stories of players and coaches alike and what makes them tick. It’s a passion I hope I never lose.
I’ve also had an appreciation for computers since I can remember, but it wasn’t until after I graduated high school before I really started to get into web development. I started by creating a simple, custom site for the arena football blog I had at the time, but it’s turned into a passion that rivals my love of writing. I’ve created multiple WordPress themes and plugins and currently work with a company building websites for churches. My hope is to combine both of my passions, possibly writing themes and websites with journalism in mind and helping small newspapers — high school, college and professional — create vivid and clean websites.
Of my three specialties, multimedia was the last one to start. I had never really thought about doing photo and video, but the courses I took at the University of Texas changed that. During college, I learned that creating video stories and telling stories through still photographs is just as fun and challenging as writing those stories. I became well-versed in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro X, as well as how to set up shots and do interviews on camera. On the photo side, I learned how to work with the shutter speed and aperture to create interesting photos with light, how to compose a shot and that taking a camera out and just taking photos around town can be quite relaxing.