My love for adjusting images began during high school, when I would spend many happy hours in the darkroom figuring out how to use an object like a spoon to affect light exposure. After graduating from Emerson College with a degree in Television Production, I threw myself into a 7-year career at the ABC NEWS National Bureau in Washington, D.C.. Working with a journalistic legend like Sam Donaldson was exhilarating, and taught me everything about work ethic, professionalism, and truly knowing your craft. But when I got my hands on Photoshop, I was hooked on photo retouching all over again. After that I spent several years honing my skills as a digital production artist at multiple ad agencies before finally narrowing my focus to become a full-time retoucher.
I pride myself on being an excellent communicator, with an emphasis on being a truly active listener, which helps me quickly dial in on my client's vision and needs. I've found that understanding my client's personal style is crucial to a successful working relationship, and I appreciate the "back-and-forth" process of feedback and discussion that is sometimes needed to make an image perfect. I always remain flexible and know that in the end, it's true teamwork that brings great results.