Born in Houston, Texas and moved to Austin Texas at the age of 15, my world was turned upside down from everything I knew. Austin became a magical place to me, full of excitement and culture and I settled right in. Living in my suburban bubble just on the outside, I dreamed of living in the middle of it all. I soaked in the music and the culture of the city, which cultivated my love of live music, dance clubs, photography, and writing. While attending college, I started implementing those dreams and volunteered at KOOP 91.7, community radio station and later served as an assistant to general manager, Louis Meyers, one of the original founding members of SXSW at Austin Music Network Ch15. I worked, interned, and volunteered in the music industry with Austin Music People (AMP), SXSW, and Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau. I coordinated a music bloggers event at Mohawk (Red River) during SXSW, wrote press releases, and was credited as Assistant Producer on a yearly released local music compilation CD, Austin Music Vol. 9. Through it all I gained an Associates Degree from Austin Community College in English and went on to graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Sociology and Statistics minoring in Mass Communication. My career catapulted in marketing as a Marketing Representative for a probiotic company where I implemented and developed marketing strategies for sales and business development. For my job performance, I was awarded the Outstanding Employee Award in Tokyo, Japan in 2015. Currently, I am a Digital Marketing/SEO Specialist for a growing land clearing, welding, and metal supply company, and a freelance writer and photographer. I have contributed to local music blogs including; Red River Noise and Austin Music + Entertainment. I currently contribute to online writing community, Hubpages and Spinditty.
As a photographer, I love portrait, art, and travel photography. I’ve served as a contract photographer to Porsche, Maserati, Bentley, and Audi of Austin with Car Media 2.0. I am currently selling downloadable prints on my Etsy store, Time Capture Photography by sford. Check out my shop! Here’s the link! https://www.etsy.com/shop/Timecapturebysford