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University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE (2012 – Present)
Juris Doctor candidate May 2015
Transcript available upon request

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE (1997-2001)
Bachelor of Arts with distinction
Major: Economics; Minors: Mathematics, English
GPA: 3.9/4.0


Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, LLP, Lincoln, NE (May 2013 – Present)
Law Clerk

  • Legal research and writing
  • Assist with research for attorney presentations
  • Basic drafting

Wildlife As Canon Sees It Ad Series, Lincoln, NE (Jul. 2003 – Aug. 2013)
Research Consultant

  • Gather and present images for a camera manufacturer’s multi-national ad campaign
  • Coordinate with Tokyo-based agency to develop ads and fulfill client requests
  • Research and write species profiles used for pitch meetings and as basis for ad copy
  • Develop and maintain a worldwide network of photographers and scientists

Joel Sartore Photography, Lincoln, NE (Aug. 1999 – Aug. 2012)
Studio Manager

  • Led operations for a National Geographic photographer, serving an international client base in editorial and commercial image licensing, professional speaking, and retail sales
  • Managed assignment and agent contracts, image licensing, and financial reporting
  • Trained and led a team of employees responsible for image processing, retouching, and cataloging for the largest contributor to a top five U.S. stock photography agency
  • Developed and implemented a strategy to shift focus from editorial assignments to keynote speaking and image licensing
  • Launched and managed a website with a searchable database of 20,000 images

National Geographic Photo Advisory Board, Lincoln, NE (Feb. 2008 – Aug. 2012)

  • Assisted 80 photographers in contract negotiation with a large publisher
  • Facilitated internal communication to identify priorities and develop strategy
  • Served as liaison between photographers, board members, and their attorney

Selected Honors & Involvement

Law School


  • Regents Scholarship
  • Dean’s List (8 semesters)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Skills & Proficiencies

  • Mac OS/Windows, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and InDesign
  • WordPress customization and maintenance
  • Video Editing (Final Cut)

Pinball, Miatas, gardening, and craft beer