I've been a photographer at The Star-Ledger in Newark, N.J. since early 2000. My main focus for several years has been studio photography including photo illustrations and shooting sports. I previously worked for The Cincinnati Enquirer, North Hills News Record and Everett (Wash.) Herald. I'm blessed to be a photojournalist; the people and places I've photographed over the past 20 years, here and abroad, will be a part of me for the rest of my life. It's truly a beautiful feeling to be allowed into someone's life, even for a moment, to make photographs and share them with the public. I was part The Star-Ledger team who was awarded the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the resignation of New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey. In 2002, I shared The Dart Award with reporter Matt Reilly, for a story about a Siberian orphan who was beaten and froze to death in the custody of his adoptive parents in central New Jersey. I'm a member of The Dart Society, National Press Photographers, New York Press Photographers and New Jersey Press Photographers Associations. I live with my wife Dana and our 2 children in Lawrenceville, N.J.