I was born in Boston, Mass., and raised in Florida. After high school I became a Marine Corps combat photographer. I attended the Military Photojournalism Program at Syracuse University and would later receive a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Photojournalism from SU. After leaving the Corps, I worked as a freelance photographer in New York City, N.Y., and a visual information manager for the Air National Guard in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., where I started working full-time. I left the ANG in 2011 and today I’m an Air Force public affairs officer stationed at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.