He has earned the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman from PPA. He was one of the first photographers in the country to become certified and later on served on the certification committee for PPA. He has been on PPA Council for most of 35 years, Affiliate Juror for over 30 years, served as President of ASP most recently as well as receiving the Fellow of Photography from ASP. Serving his local affiliates as President of Idaho and Utah's PPAs and has received 2 National Awards for his service to the photographic industry.
He is passionate about image competition, having entered every year since 1983. WIth many awards and accolades behind him, he attributes them to consistent learning and growing, listening to evaluations and critiques and applying them to his everyday work.