My wife, Casey, and I live in Gettysburg, PA. We have three children: Cooper, Campbell, and Callie; two dogs: Riley and Luke; one cat: Cole; and three goldfish! My wife and I both work in the public school system.
While in high school, I had two passions: art and football. I started out as an art major at Shippensburg University, but later changed my major to pursue teaching and coaching. I graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I've coached varsity football for 19 years in Shippensburg, James Buchanan, Carlisle, Gettysburg, and New Oxford. Since graduating, I've taught 4th grade, 6th grade science, 7th grade language arts, and 7th & 8th grade social studies.
During this time, my passion for art has taken a back seat to my family, teaching, and coaching responsibilities. I have been able to dabble a bit, however, in graphic design, photo editing, and video production. I spent two years designing and selling high school graduation announcements. I've produced dozens of season-ending highlight videos for a variety of sports teams, including football, wrestling, and boys and girls basketball. I have done a few wedding videos and a handful of college recruiting videos. As a football coach, I have overseen our teams' video scouting programs for many seasons. As an educator, I oversaw our school's morning announcement broadcasts for three years, and produced several videos featuring school-related activities, including music/band concerts, physical education programs, end-of-year celebrations, etc. All of these endeavors took place under the informal banner of "Golden Candle Design."
I have recently decided to devote more time to photography and video production, bringing my passion for art back to the forefront. With the official opening of my business, Golden Candle Design, it is my hope that I can meet your needs, whatever they may be. Packages and pricing can be found in the upper navigation bar, but if you want to do something "outside the box", get in touch and we can discuss it.