To give back to the community that has supported me, I often volunteer my time and services. In my spare time, I am a trained spotter and Weather Ready Nation Ambassador, member of Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park and often volunteer for local events such as the annual trash cleanups.
Volunteer and Photographer at Mammoth Cave National Park — 2019, 2018
Storm Spotter Class graphics for Glasgow/Barren County Emergency Management — 2018
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ for National Weather Service Louisville — 2018, 2017
SKYWARN® Spotter Training, National Weather Service Louisville - 2019, 2018, 2013, 2011 (2hrs each)
EF-0 Tornado Survey with NWS Louisville — August 21st, 2015.
I was among a select number of photographers in the region commissioned to be part of the Two Rivers Annual Adoption Reception: "The Journey Home" Exhibition to bring public awareness to the need for adoptions. The chosen photo for the exhibition was printed 20" x 30" on metallic paper and displayed at SKyPAC, in Bowling Green, Kentucky. - November 18th 2013.
Glasgow Daily Times, 8hrs photographing Jim Crow car move. Image was published on front page - August 23rd 2011, (Vol. 146, No. 199).
C.A.M.P. TJ Kids (TJ Samson Community Hospital) — 2012, 2011
Glasgow Fire Department — 2012, 2010
Trashmaster's Classic at Barren River State Resort Park — 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2008
Photography & Video: Schoepflin Funeral — 2014
I also provide Postmortem photography, and through JoySession I provide Antemortem pet photography.
National Park Foundation - 2018, 2019
Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park - 2017, 2018, 2019
A portion of income is donated monthly to The National Park Foundation and annually to Friends of Mammoth Cave National Park, a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Here are a few photos I took during the 2017 Cave Sing, hosted by Friends. This is a free event where visitors enjoy the natural acoustics reflecting the harmonious vocals of a choir with the ambiance of a Christmas tree and candles. After, free cookies, cider and a visit from Santa is provided at The Lodge across the bridge from the Visitor Center.
Watch Mammoth Cave's website and social media (Fb, Tw) for this year's event details.
Private, respectful documentation of the finality of death for out of town friends and family.
Proud Joy Session® photographer donating photographic services to memorialize terminally ill or elderly pets.
Gift Certificates to benefit auctions, nonprofits by request. Limited amount donated annually, eligibility and limitations apply.