During my time working on the staffs at
The Gazette, The Elkhart Truth and The Post, I have covered events ranging from spot news to sports, and everything in between. I have a B.S. in Visual Communication from Ohio University, with a focus on photojournalism. I even met my wife, Kristin, while working at the student-run newspaper at Ohio University.
Parkour, also known as Urban Freeflow, is a physical art form which utilizes the urban environment to gracefully jump, climb, or leap around obstacles and buildings. Ever since he saw an instructional Parkour video three years ago, Stuart "Speedy" Andrews, a resident of Edinburgh, Scotland, has been practicing the urban art form.
Gabriel Yanes peddles his bike through floodwaters near the intersection of North Main Street and Second Street in the Red Star District of Cape Girardeau, MO, on Thursday, April 28, 2011.
Josh Langhoff (16), Ryan Young (16), and Sam MacDonald (13), all students at Alburnett High School, help clean up a tornado's aftermath in Alburnett on Tuesday, April 28, 2009. A tornado struck the area on Sunday, causing no injuries, but downing large trees and destroying at least three large campers. Two Alburnett High School teachers, Linda Franck and Vicki Meadows, organized the student clean because many students were affected by the storm. (Chris Mackler/The Gazette).
KISSiT member Mini Me Frehley performs during the Kiss, AC/DC and Rod Stewart Tribute Concert held at the Arena Building on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Curtis Miller reacts upon hearing his guilty verdict in the Linn County Courthouse on Thursday, May 7, 2009. Miller, 30, of West Branch, is accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter Kimisha Miller in 2007. (Chris Mackler/The Gazette).
A reflection in a window of the Senior 3 division approaching the 3rd Avenue bridge during the 2009 Iowa Criterium Championship held in downtown Cedar Rapids on Sunday, July 5, 2009. (Chris Mackler/The Gazette)
Marion senior Kelsey Labs races toward the finish line en route to winning the 100meter dash on May 15 during the Class 3A district at Thomas Park in Marion. Labs won in 13.13 seconds and also won the 100 and 400 hurdles. (Chris Mackler/The Gazette).
The Ohio University Bobcats walk off of the field in celebration at their homecoming football game played at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio, on Oct. 22, 2005. The Bobcats won over the Ball State Cardinals, 38 - 21.
Firefighters from Osolo, Cleveland and Bristol extinguish a fire at an abandoned home located on Medford Street in Elkhart (Osolo Township) on the evening of Wednesday, June 30, 2010. The cause of the fire is currently unknown; no people were injured as a result of the fire.
Dancers perform on Nov. 3, 2005, in Ohio University's School of Dance Senior Concert, produced and directed by the School of Dance seniors. The concert was an opportunity for the students to showcase their talents in front of an audience.
Brandi Miller, of Iowa City, places a band bumper sticker on Roger Lewis, of Cedar Rapids, during the first Uptown Friday Nights event of the season held at Greene Square Park in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 22, 2009 (Chris Mackler/The Gazette).
From left, April Gensler, Josh Sherfield and Steve Hyten cross the westbound lanes of US 60 with their boat in-tow in Essex, MO on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. The group unsuccessfully tried to reach Gensler's home to collect some belongings left behind during evacuation the day before. "The current was just too strong for our motor," said Gensler. "If the current wasn't so bad, we would've made it."
A worker sets up the Giant Wheel Ferris wheel on the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana on Wednesday July 16, 2008.
Angel Luna, David Castameda and Agil Erasma (from left) battle for the ball during practice of the U-9 youth soccer division at NIBCO Fields in Elkhart on Wednesday. Local soccer fans such as these youngsters are keeping close tabs on the World Cup.
An Obama supporter stands in the doorway as the final Presidential debate is projected on the wall at the Campaign for Change student headquarters on Court Street in Athens, Ohio, October 15, 2008.