I was raised in the Butchertown neighborhood of Louisville KY. Not a product of means by any stretch, a culmination of hard work and luck has allowed me to graduate from some of the best educational institutions available and gain worldwide recognition for my work in culture collecting, archiving, and promotion.

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Berea College in May 2015, with a Major concentration in Popular Culture and a Minor in Communication. This degree is the culmination of over 15 years experience culture archiving, preservation, and production. Since 2000 I have collected, produced, and released dozens of regional music collections under the name Louisville is for Lovers. These collections have been included in public and private archives including the University of Louisville Music Archive and Western Kentucky University Archive, and has been delivered around the world in 5 continents including Antarctica. Additionally,I have studied film photography for 3 years at the University of Louisville and Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois.

I have also produced special audio programming for both radio and podcasts including programming for NPR affiliate WFPK in Louisville, Ky, and the BBC World Service. From 2011-2015, I worked as a Sound Archive Associate and audio engineer archiving audio files, creating educational guides & curriculum, and producing audio Educational podcasts on regional and historical music, including a 5 hour multi-chaptered podcast on Appalachian folk music called Celebrated Sounds.

I continually collaborate with creative professionals toward cultural archiving. In the summer of 2013, I paired with Magnolia Photobooth on a grant from Berea College on a 3,000 mile archival tour of the southern Appalachian region, documenting subcultures through a Photographic collection called A Portrait Of Appalachia. In the summer of 2014, I worked with Guestroom Records in Louisville, KY to capture music in 3 distinct genres (Hip Hop, Pop, and Roots) music in the city. Some of these collections are also in private and public archives including the Berea College Archive and the Louisville Free Public Library.

After nearly 2 decades working on archiving and education in culture in various mediums including Audio Collections, documentary films, still photograph collections, radio and podcast programs, and print formats, I continue chasing my passion for culture collection and education.

Skills & Experience:
Substantial skills in audio/visual/analytical archiving in cultural areas. Over 15 years in experience in curating and archiving musical and cultural genres. Over 10 years experience as a journalist creating critical reviews of culture and cultural events. Over 15 years experience in producing, managing and updating social media related projects. Over four years experience in library and audio archival work. Over 15 years experience in curating and producing art and music events, albums, and archival collections.

I have substantial experience in creating and updating various social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Youtube, and others as well as creating and maintaining websites with unique URLs; I also have substantial experience in audio/visual recording and editing as well as layout and design and am well versed on many editing programs including Final Cut Pro, Garageband, Imovie, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sony Sound Forge, as well as others, and have produced 100s of audio recordings, radio programs, commercials and videos, as well as T-shirt, poster, logo, packaging and other design types.

Selected Work:

Culture Consultant
Freelance Consultant working with governments, agencies, and nonprofits in areas of culture sensitivity, outreach, and understanding. Clients include Public Broadcasting System, Louisville Free Public Library, BBC World Service, Louisville Public Media, StudioWorks, & Louisville Metro Government.

Culture and music journalist for leading regional alt-weekly paper; conducting interviews and generating socially relevant content as well as previews, reviews, and editorials.
LEO Weekly Magazine

Associate Archivist
Audio Engineering for Berea College Sound Archives. Responsible for restoring and archiving historical recordings as well as researching and writing biographies and creating educational programs with the content.
Berea College

Hutchins Library
Special Collections and Archives

Editor in Chief
Responsible for generating, editing, and overseeing copy, and audio/visual content for Louisville’s oldest music and entertainment blog.
37FLOOD Louisville Music and entertainment news online Magazine

Production and management of over 40 albums of regionally based music; working with hundreds of artists and coordinating with media outlets and related partnerships. Louisville Is For Lovers
Record Label

Awards & Accomplishments:

Full scholarship to Bowling Green State University Graduate Program & Archival Research Assistantship 
Bowling Green, Ohio

Speaker in Honorarium Berea College
Berea, Kentucky

Artist in Residence at the Louisville Free Public Library Louisville, Ky

Speaker at the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) Annual Conference

Full Scholarship to Berea College Berea, Kentucky

Guggenheim Museum
Venice Italy
First invited artist in residence at the Museum

Early Times Grant
Grant for further Artistic Education


Bachelor of Arts
Berea College
Popular Culture Major
Communication Minor
May 2015
GPA 3.6

Studied Film Photography
University of Louisville
Louisville, Ky.

Studied Film and Creative Writing
Columbia College
Chicago Illinois

DuPont Manual High School

Selected Projects:

Documentary on the underground pinball leagues in Louisville Kentucky. 
Website: Pinballsin'

Celebrated Sounds: The Music of the Berea College Sound Archives

5 one hour audio programs exploring the history and myth of Appalachian music, from its roots in Irish and African folk to it's influences in a broader social context and in sub-genres. 
Website: Celebrated Sounds

Summer Cassingle Series
Using a grant from Berea College I paired up with Guestroom Records Louisville to preserve music in Louisville, Kentucky; in 3 genres: Hip Hop, Pop, and Roots, and released them in a Cassette/Digital forma accompanied by 3 live events.
Cassingle Series

Portrait of Appalachia
Using a grant from Berea College, I paired with Magnolia Photobooth Co. to travel over 3,000 miles in the southern Appalachian mountains taking 1,000 portraits of Appalachians in an effort to archive contemporary culture.

Website: Portrait of Appalachia

Teaching art instruction at Louisville Free Public Library