Hello! I'm a San Diego based professional photographer and writer specializing in Branding and Social Media in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community. I provide images, social media management, writing and editing services as well as consultation to those wishing to increase their customer base, ROI and customer loyalty.
I graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with minors in English and Business. I received my Teaching Credential from SDSU as well and hold certifications to teach social science, history, economics, English, and ESL (English as a Second Language) at the secondary level. I am also GATE and CLAD certified (Gifted and Talented Education and Cross-Cultural and Language Acquisition Development respectively).
I spent 10 years as a middle school teacher in San Diego County (named Teacher of the Year 2001-2002 school year) before joining the esteemed Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, one of the largest publishing companies in the world and the oldest publishing company in the United States.
I discovered Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2011 when I enrolled my son in a class. I saw beauty, grace and power in the Gentle Art and decided to offer my perspective. I am fortunate now to be able to incorporate my education and professional background as a teacher and writer into my business today.
My clients include: Kingz Kimonos; Adidas Combat Sports; Gracie Magazine; Tatame Magazine; Jiu Jitsu Magazine; Peekaboo Magazine; VHTS Kimonos; Venum Fightwear; Mantos; Tatami Fightwear; Maeda Brand; Choke Republic; Hyperfly; Exclusive Jiu Jitsu- Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu; Carlson Gracie Team; 99 Jiu Jitsu; Northwest Medical Center- Bentonville; Willow Creek Women's Hospital; Fisio Pro1; Raiflo; National Funding; and many more.
You can find my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu prints hanging in academies and gyms around the world including Atos Jiu Jitsu Headquarters- San Diego, CA; Gracie Humaita Headquarters- San Diego, CA; Straight Blast Gym- Elgin, IL;Studio G4 Gramado- São Paulo, Brazil; Carlson Gracie Team- Temecula, CA; Schlosser BJJ- Palm Beach, FL; Barum Jiu Jitsu- San Diego, CA; Clark Gracie Jiu Jitsu- La Jolla, CA; Carlson Gracie Team- San Diego, CA; Essential Jiu Jitsu- Hartsdale, New York; Adelaide Jiu Jitsu Academy- South Australia; The University of Jiu Jitsu- San Diego, CA; and many more.
I love being a part of the Jiu Jitsu community and strive to bring the beauty of this martial art, and up-and-coming sport, to a wider audience.
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