joined the U.S. Army in 2009 to be a combat journalist. His photos and
articles have been featured in Forbes, Newsweek, Army Times, Citizen-Soldier Magazine, Military.com, Reserve & National Guard Magazine, U.S. Veterans Magazine, VALOR, Veterans Voice, and The Colonel's Journal. He was also featured in the New Era Magazine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served as the state public affairs specialist for the Utah National Guard and was the editor of Utah Minuteman Magazine. He holds the rank of staff sergeant in the 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as the public affairs NCO in charge, headquartered at Camp Williams, Utah. His yet-unpublished YA thriller Befallen was awarded “Best First Sentence” at ThrillerFest VII by New York Times international bestselling author Steve Berry, and won a special book critique by thriller master John Lescroart. He is the editor-in-chief of VALOR magazine and volunteers his time with the Forge Forward Project to help veterans suffering from PTSD. Christine Witthohn of Book Cents Literary Agency represents him.
He lives with his wife and two kids in Lehi, Utah.