AA in Photography from San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton/1970.
BA in Journalism from California State University, Fresno/1972.
News camera intern at KFSN, Fresno/1974.
28 years calling myself everything from cameraman to film craftsperson to shooter to cameraperson to photojournalist, and now videojournalist working at stations from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. (albeit briefly), including KXTV, KTXL, KOVR, KTVU, KQED. I’ve always preferred stories about the communities I lived in – the people and the politics – but have ranged out of state to the collapse of the U.S.S.R., the bombing of the Murroh Building in Oklahoma City, and other national and state stories.
Career number two – a high school teacher for Lodi Unified School District. First at Middle College High School and then Ronald E. McNair High School, both in Stockton, California. I taught everything from English (9, 10, transitions, honors) to Broadcasting to Multimedia to AVID to Drama.
That phase is over except for the occasional subbing job. On to stage three which is retirement (hah). And freelancing and writing my book.
My problem? I can’t live without a camera in my hand. Not seeing, not shooting, not editing is a soul-killer.
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