Joey began photographing professionally in 1995, working across the U.S. with an editorial, commercial portrait style. Since the fall of 2003, he has been volunteering his time and talent to the CHS yearbook and school community. He served on the Board of Directors of the CT PPA and as a mentor and lead educator with Senior Portrait Artists and Seniors Ignite. He also served as an Adjunct Faculty member at Naugatuck Valley College youth photography program. Over the last fifteen years, Joey has mentored over fifty CHS seniors entering careers in photography and graphic design and considers his to be a teaching studio.
Joey was a founding member of Ignite Masterminds, a group of twenty industry celebrated high school senior portrait artists and professional educators. As a leader in SPA & SI, he has taught and lectured at professional photography conferences across the U.S., working to elevate the quality of senior portraiture. With the national SPA and SI Model competitions, Joey put Cheshire High on the national map with twelve finalists and five winners in the five events he entered. He continues to put CHS seniors in the national spotlight and recently teamed up with esteemed colleagues across the country in the development of Outstanding Students, recognizing leadership and achievement of exceptional seniors nationwide. Follow them on Instagram @outstandingstudents