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Work Experience

Jan 2006
Present

Photographer & Owner

Coppola Photography

Killingworth, CT, United States

  • Collaborate, elevate, and communicate the visual ideas of a creative team
  • Create imagery that adheres to strict brand identity and quality guidelines for both my individual brand as well as my clients
  • Produce and execute commercial photography shoots through multiple means of communication and collaboration
  • Build rapport with clients, agency representatives, collaborators, talent, and subjects to ensure a positive professional environment

Sep 2007
Dec 2009

Photojournalist

The Day

Madison, CT, United States

  • Complete Photojournalist assignments in a time-sensitive manner
  • Capture front page images forseveral publications covering the CT shoreline
  • Manage multiple assignments
  • Collaborate with staff to provide images that match current needs

Dec 2012
Dec 2013

Northeast Regional Director

International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

Boulder, CO, United States

  • Increase organizational capacity among Northeast regional mountain bicycling club
  • Develop, update and activate a plan for regional growth in membership, funding resources and volunteer capacity
  • Facilitate communication between land agencies (local, state and federal), recreational user groups, and mountain bicycling clubs
  • Assess and develop partnerships for trails development, catalog stakeholders, partners, resources and opportunities.

Jan 2012
Nov 2012

Events Manager

People For Bikes

Boulder, CO, United States

  • Encourage bike advocacy among the cycling community by sharing the PeopleForBikes.org initiative at events across the county
  • Coordinate with event directors and bike advocacy organizations in order to deliver the PeopleForBikes.org message in the most powerful way possible

Jan 2011
Dec 2011

Co-Founder

Give A Bike

Madison, CT, United States

  • Cycle 12,591 miles across 50 states in a calendar year
  • Plan and create a charity bike tour to support the missions of World Bicycle Relief and Achilles International
  • Gain support through speaking engagements, website, and social media
  • Collaborate and plan with sponsors, bike-shops, non-profit organizations, media, and local outfitters to organize events that energize communities about cycling and Give A Bike

Education

Sep 2008
May 2010

M.S. School Counseling and Counseling Certification

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT, United States

Sep 2006
May 2008

M.S. School Psychology

Southern Connecticut State University

New Haven, CT, United States

Sep 2000
May 2004

B.A. Psychology

Providence College

Providence, CT, United States

Skills

Awards

Jul
2009

National Geographic Adventure

Adventure Photography Contest

Washington, DC, United States

Feb
2012

REI

REI Photography Contest 1st Place

Seattle, WA, United States

Jul
2009

Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists

Photojournalism 1st Place

Hartford, CT, United States

Jun
2012

Adventure Cycling Association

ACA Photography Contest 1st Place

Missoula, MT, United States

Oct
2009

Everyman Photography

Everyman Photography Contest 1st Place

New York, NY, United States

Jun
2017

CT Art Directors Club

CADC Award: Photography

Hartford, CT, United States

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