The person behind the camera.
I grew up in the D.C. metro area and moved to the Richmond area after I graduated from the College of William and Mary. I spent a few years trying to figure out what I wanted to do with a liberal arts degree ("Would you like fries with that?") before I got my first paralegal job in 1990. I later went back to school and earned a degree in legal assisting with a concentration in litigation. I'm currently a senior litigation support specialist for an international law firm based in Richmond and occasionally think about attending grad school.
I retired from the U.S. Army Reserve on July 31, 2007, having spent most of my military career with the 80th Division (IT). In December 2005, I returned from a year-long deployment to Baghdad, Iraq, with the 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. We worked at the Combined Press Information Center in the International Zone. My section published the Scimitar newspaper, This Week in Iraq newsletter, and the (now-defunct) http://www.mnf-iraq.com web site. Other than that deployment, I spent most of my last six years in the Army as the public affairs officer for the 80th Division (IT). Over 700 soldiers from the 80th served in Iraq from the summer of 2005 through 2006, but we welcomed them home in the summer of 2006. You can see the photos I took in Iraq on Fotki. I also highly recommend the book Operation Homecoming: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front, in the Words of U.S. Troops and Their Families, edited by Andrew Carroll, if you want to know more about the sacrifices made by our service members and their loved ones.
My favorite hobbies are ice hockey, soccer, and photography. I currently serve as the team photographer for the Richmond Generals, am one of the photographers for the Richmond Kickers (USL Pro), was the team photographer for the Richmond Renegades hockey team (Southern Professional Hockey League), and was one of the two team photographers for the Richmond RiverDogs. Links to those photos for the current or immediate past seasons are to the left, too. If you're looking for older photos, follow those links and you should be able to find prior seasons by navigating the Fotki site.
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I also enjoy traveling. For a few years, my husband and I have been working to visit all NHL arenas, a few new ones each season. Wecompleted that goal in the 2009-10 season with trips to Detroit (which I had visited before, but my husband hadn't) and Minnesota, as well as the new arena in New Jersey. However, we haven't yet visited the new Pittsburgh arena (we visited the old Igloo and attended the Winter Classic at Heinz Field), and we haven't yet visited Winnipeg, which wasn't a current team in 2009-10. I do some travel within the U.S. for my job, too, but am usually too busy working to play tourist.
I enjoy listening to music and watching movies, and I spend way too much time playing around on the Internet. My current favorite sites include 43Things.com and the related sites, especially AllConsuming.net and ListsofBests.com, which allow me to track the books I read, music I listen to, movies I watch, and places I visit. I'm on MySpace, Facebook and LinkedIn also. You can find a few more links on my about.me page.
Interested in buying any of my photos? Visit my Fotki albums. Select the photos you wish to purchase, noting the size. (Note that some photos are not available for sale, so they will not have a link for ordering.) Once you have added all of your desired images to the cart, click on the link at the top of each page for "Cart." You can change the sizes and quantities when you get to the shopping cart, if you like. You can order photos "anonymously" if you are not a Fotki member, but please make sure to provide your email address so I can contact you if there is an issue with your order. Complete the ordering process, then wait for your prints to arrive directly from Fotki.com. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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