Hello! I'm a San Diego based professional photographer and writer specializing in Branding and Social Media. 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 via Social Media Marketing.
Most of my consulting, photography and writing revolves around Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and its community.
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.
Published photographic and written works and Social Media 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; 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; Straight Blast Gym- Elgin, IL; 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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