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Welcome to my site. I take photos, and learn life lessons. I hope you are inspired by what you find.

Ezra 7:10

“Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.”

Take It On The Run...

Take It On The Run...

I love teaching.

     I get to spend all day help kids improve themselves.  I know that sometimes it's a fight, and sometimes they let me down with the choices they make.  I also know that sometimes I let them down in the choices I make.  However, I cannot think of anything else I would rather do to make a living.

I love photography. 

     I started this hobby in the summer of 2014.  It has been so much fun learning and growing.  I know that I have come a long ways, but I also am aware that I have a long way to go.  I love looking at the work of other photographers and feeling the desire to learn to be as good as they are.  I love that I get to bring pleasure and joy to those that look at my images.  

I love coaching.

     I've been a soccer coach for 19 years.  I've coached track for 7 years.  I've meet and worked with so many young athletes.  Many have gone on to do great things.  Some are current coaches (one even coaches here at the same school as me).  Some are still in college and running/playing.  I see many of them at the alumni soccer game each fall.  The relationships I've built with several of these athletes will continue for many years to come.

     All that being said, a group of my current athletes is graduating tonight. (May 8th)  I love that they are growing and moving on, but I miss them already!  This blog is my dedication to them.  Sorry... there will be few pictures, but many tears as I think about them.

Austin Smith  You are the comic relief of our group. You make practices so much fun. I've really enjoyed watching you grown as an athlete and a person over the last four years. If you work as hard in college as you did for me (both in soccer and in track) you will achieve amazing things. Good luck and always keep your sense of humor!

Austin Smith

You are the comic relief of our group. You make practices so much fun. I've really enjoyed watching you grown as an athlete and a person over the last four years. If you work as hard in college as you did for me (both in soccer and in track) you will achieve amazing things. Good luck and always keep your sense of humor!

Maya Baughn  You are the vocal leader of the group. You are so much like me that it scares me. You want things done in a certain way and when people don't do what they should you remind them right away. Without you, the organization of this group of yahoos would have fallen apart. Thanks for being you, and I know you will be successful in your next phase of life.

Maya Baughn

You are the vocal leader of the group. You are so much like me that it scares me. You want things done in a certain way and when people don't do what they should you remind them right away. Without you, the organization of this group of yahoos would have fallen apart. Thanks for being you, and I know you will be successful in your next phase of life.

Marissa Peasley  You are the heart of this group. You are always looking after everyone and helping. You wouldn't let people fall behind. You always encouraged them to do better. You are like a mother hen, and that kind of thing is rare. As you move on in your life keep being the person that helps and encourages. Those kind of people are needed desperately in this world.

Marissa Peasley

You are the heart of this group. You are always looking after everyone and helping. You wouldn't let people fall behind. You always encouraged them to do better. You are like a mother hen, and that kind of thing is rare. As you move on in your life keep being the person that helps and encourages. Those kind of people are needed desperately in this world.

Hailey Alvis  You are one of the most talented athletes I've ever coached, and you work hard! Such a wonderful combination. Often people are either talented, or they work hard. You are both! Don't settle in your life. Keep up the hard work and your talent will get you a long way. I'm excited to see how far you will go running in college next year. I look forward to seeing you also! (send me a schedule!)

Hailey Alvis

You are one of the most talented athletes I've ever coached, and you work hard! Such a wonderful combination. Often people are either talented, or they work hard. You are both! Don't settle in your life. Keep up the hard work and your talent will get you a long way. I'm excited to see how far you will go running in college next year. I look forward to seeing you also! (send me a schedule!)

Tony Rios  I feel like I have known you all of your life. From when you started showing up at soccer camp with your sister, to when you finally got to high school, you were always a hard worker. Keep working hard and you can be successful. You might not realize it yet, but you are a natural leader. People flock to you, and want to be near you. Be careful to lead well. Leaders are always held to higher standards. Good luck running at Park next year. Keep working hard. (Send me a schedule)

Tony Rios

I feel like I have known you all of your life. From when you started showing up at soccer camp with your sister, to when you finally got to high school, you were always a hard worker. Keep working hard and you can be successful. You might not realize it yet, but you are a natural leader. People flock to you, and want to be near you. Be careful to lead well. Leaders are always held to higher standards. Good luck running at Park next year. Keep working hard. (Send me a schedule)

Fear... He is a Liar!

Fear... He is a Liar!

But the Leopard...

But the Leopard...