Crash the GAC was my first paid photography project, and an ambitious one at that: document the six-day journey of 50 young credit union professionals who were “crashing” the largest conference in the credit union industry.

I had no idea what I was doing in 2014, my first year on the project. The majority of my work from the first few days was awful: blurry, horribly composed, and poorly lit. I was ready to fire myself and go home, had it not been for the patient coaching and guidance from my photography mentor Bobbi Sheridan.

I’d work as the Crashers embedded photographer for another three years, capturing over 20,000 moments of connection and transformation.

These future world-changers made me a better photographer, storyteller, and person.

It’s no wonder that I, like the young man further down this page, will always look back on my time with them with a tear of joy in my eye.

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