a passion for storytelling equalled only by a passion for people

I whistle while I work. It's not that I have any resemblance to the seven dwarfs–other than premature balding and corrected vision–I simply think they have a sophisticated quality: work hard and keep a good attitude. It's a decision I make and carry into every aspect of my day. Constantly humbled by my profession, I want to produce pieces that allow an audience to empathize or laugh with the face behind the headline. To communicate what that story looks like, sounds like, and feels like. By sharing their moments and learning from my subjects–it’s this unpublishable experience that fulfills me.

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SPORTS – ACTION

Illinois State University freshman wide-receiver Cameron Bateman stiff arms Western Kentucky University corner back Dennis Mitchel.  Mitchell succeded in tackling Bateman as well as winning the game with his team against ISU in ovetime 37-34. Face Mask Illinois State University freshman wide-receiver Cameron Bateman stiff arms Western Kentucky University corner back Dennis Mitchel. Mitchell succeded in tackling Bateman as well as winning the game with his team against ISU in ovetime 37-34.
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Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 12, 2006
University of Arkansas at Little Rock forward Rashad Jones-Jennings controls the rebound during a game against Western Kentucky University. The 6’8” junior leads the nation in rebounding, averaging 12.1 per game, but was held to a season-low six rebounds in UALR’s Tigers four-point loss to the Hilltoppers. 03s_NathanMorgan Bowling Green, Ky., Jan. 12, 2006 University of Arkansas at Little Rock forward Rashad Jones-Jennings controls the rebound during a game against Western Kentucky University. The 6’8” junior leads the nation in rebounding, averaging 12.1 per game, but was held to a season-low six rebounds in UALR’s Tigers four-point loss to the Hilltoppers.
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Nicholos Purvis, age 9, is frustrated by everyone telling him how he needs to shoot.  His father, Kyle, holds the 20 gauge shootgun the two have been practicing with for several hours at the Redding Gun Club.  This is their third to go shooting at the range. 07s_NathanMorgan 021708_SHOOT_MORGAN Nicholos Purvis, age 9, is frustrated by everyone telling him how he needs to shoot. His father, Kyle, holds the 20 gauge shootgun the two have been practicing with for several hours at the Redding Gun Club. This is their third to go shooting at the range.
Enterprise High School Nyjel Buchanan practices his form in the bathroom Thursday night before the game against the Sacred Heart.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlighti 08s_NathanMorgan Enterprise High School Nyjel Buchanan practices his form in the bathroom Thursday night before the game against the Sacred Heart. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlighti
Pueblo, Colo., July, 16, 2007
Waiting their turn, Houston (left) and Reno Thomas, both 13, are twins and team roping partners.  Coming from Utah this is their first National Little Britches Final Rodeo at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. 2007 National Little Britches Rodeo Pueblo, Colo., July, 16, 2007 Waiting their turn, Houston (left) and Reno Thomas, both 13, are twins and team roping partners. Coming from Utah this is their first National Little Britches Final Rodeo at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
Bowling Green, Ky.,  Oct. 30, 2005 
Colton McKnight throws his lasso while outside of Western Kentucky University’s  Agricultural Exposition Center during the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association competition. McKnight was there supporting his siblings, but enjoyed practicing with his lasso and roping a “horse saver,” a spring-loaded, four-wheeled, simulated calf which allows trainees to practice roping. 10s_NathanMorgan Bowling Green, Ky., Oct. 30, 2005 Colton McKnight throws his lasso while outside of Western Kentucky University’s Agricultural Exposition Center during the Kentucky High School Rodeo Association competition. McKnight was there supporting his siblings, but enjoyed practicing with his lasso and roping a “horse saver,” a spring-loaded, four-wheeled, simulated calf which allows trainees to practice roping.
Shasta College's Mitchell Barsotti tries to run out of a pickle in the Knights first game of a double-header against Lassen College at Shasta. The Knights beat the Cougars 13-6 in the first game.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 11s_NathanMorgan (1) Shasta College's Mitchell Barsotti tries to run out of a pickle in the Knights first game of a double-header against Lassen College at Shasta. The Knights beat the Cougars 13-6 in the first game. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Sports Feature-"Mud Volleyball"-September 29, 2005-Players compete at a mud volleyball sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.  The annual event is held at the agriculture farm of Western Kentucky University. 12s_NathanMorgan Sports Feature-"Mud Volleyball"-September 29, 2005-Players compete at a mud volleyball sponsored by Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The annual event is held at the agriculture farm of Western Kentucky University.
Hornet Invitational at Enterprise Saturday.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight Hornet Invitational at Enterprise Saturday. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight Hornet Invitational at Enterprise Saturday. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Foothill High competes in the discus throw Friday during the Division 1 Track and Field Championships at Enterprise.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 14s_NathanMorgan Foothill High competes in the discus throw Friday during the Division 1 Track and Field Championships at Enterprise. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
The U.S.'s Stacey Tan of play Tuesday in the USTA Women's Pro Challenger of Redding at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness. Play continues until Sunday's final.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 15s_NathanMorgan The U.S.'s Stacey Tan of play Tuesday in the USTA Women's Pro Challenger of Redding at Sun Oaks Tennis & Fitness. Play continues until Sunday's final. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
James Sutton, 9, winds up to throw a softballThursday during the first annual Shasta County Spring Sports Day at Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake. About 70 students with special needs from around the county participated in different races and competitions. "We're looking at the level of willingness to participate...and to demonstrate what they can do and what they are able to do," said Randy Ritchie, a special day class teacher at Central Valley.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 16s_NathanMorgan James Sutton, 9, winds up to throw a softballThursday during the first annual Shasta County Spring Sports Day at Central Valley High School in Shasta Lake. About 70 students with special needs from around the county participated in different races and competitions. "We're looking at the level of willingness to participate...and to demonstrate what they can do and what they are able to do," said Randy Ritchie, a special day class teacher at Central Valley. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Anderson Cubs wrestle West Valley Eagles at West Valley. Anderson defeated West Valley 57-18.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 17s_NathanMorgan Anderson Cubs wrestle West Valley Eagles at West Valley. Anderson defeated West Valley 57-18. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
“I heard his dad say ‘He’s out!’ so I didn’t hit him again,” said Hobert Cornett,19, of Harlan, Ky., after celebrating victory over Kenny Olier.  Cornett earned Flywieght Title for 2007 Kentucky State Champion during the Warrior MMA Cage Fighting competition in Diddle Arena, at Western Kentucky University.  Similar to the style of fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championships, Cornett had been training with Muscle Factory for two years. Rodeo “I heard his dad say ‘He’s out!’ so I didn’t hit him again,” said Hobert Cornett,19, of Harlan, Ky., after celebrating victory over Kenny Olier. Cornett earned Flywieght Title for 2007 Kentucky State Champion during the Warrior MMA Cage Fighting competition in Diddle Arena, at Western Kentucky University. Similar to the style of fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championships, Cornett had been training with Muscle Factory for two years.
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Marvin Cordova Jr. trains for his match that will be aired on national cable television this month. At age 22, Cordova is currently the World Youth Champion for both Global Boxing Union and World Boxing Championship. Cordova Jr. to fight live in cable television in junior welterweight bout.

Marvin Cordova left Pueblo Wednesday for Connecticut where he'll will fight this Satuday night on HBO's Boxing After Dark.  Cordova (14-0-1) faces Advan Dos Santos Barros (9-3-1).  Photo by Nathan Morgan

Much Too Much’ Cordova Jr. scored a six-round unanimous decision Saturday night over Edvan Dos Santos Barros in their 147-pound welterweight bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. By TRACY RENCK THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN Much Too Much was more than enough Saturday night. Recovery House Marvin Cordova Jr. trains for his match that will be aired on national cable television this month. At age 22, Cordova is currently the World Youth Champion for both Global Boxing Union and World Boxing Championship. Cordova Jr. to fight live in cable television in junior welterweight bout. Marvin Cordova left Pueblo Wednesday for Connecticut where he'll will fight this Satuday night on HBO's Boxing After Dark. Cordova (14-0-1) faces Advan Dos Santos Barros (9-3-1). Photo by Nathan Morgan Much Too Much’ Cordova Jr. scored a six-round unanimous decision Saturday night over Edvan Dos Santos Barros in their 147-pound welterweight bout at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn. By TRACY RENCK THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN Much Too Much was more than enough Saturday night.
Tom Johnson reacts after his ball misses the 15th hole even though he made a birdie and eventually won the Redding Pro Am 2009 that finished Monday at Riverview Golf and Country Club.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 21s_NathanMorgan Tom Johnson reacts after his ball misses the 15th hole even though he made a birdie and eventually won the Redding Pro Am 2009 that finished Monday at Riverview Golf and Country Club. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Enterprise High Schools' Bryan Coleman gains yards against Pleasant Valley High School Friday at Enterprise. The Hornets beat the Vikings 28-7. 
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 22s_NathanMorgan (1) Enterprise High Schools' Bryan Coleman gains yards against Pleasant Valley High School Friday at Enterprise. The Hornets beat the Vikings 28-7. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
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(center) Savanah Harris, age 13, 
of California Dance Company in Anderson, practice Wednesday afternoon at the Redding Convention Center.  The girls are among more than 200 dancers from around the region who will be performing at 7 P.M. Thursday night  in Dance Attack 2008 at the Convention Center. 23s_NathanMorgan Slug: Dance19 Byline: Nathan Morgan (center) Savanah Harris, age 13, of California Dance Company in Anderson, practice Wednesday afternoon at the Redding Convention Center. The girls are among more than 200 dancers from around the region who will be performing at 7 P.M. Thursday night in Dance Attack 2008 at the Convention Center.
Irene Roark (left) is spun by her dance partner Bill Moreland while Marilyn Carbaugh (right) is spun by her husband Walter Saturday during the Colorado State Festival Square Dance.  The festival was held at the Pueblo Convention Center and more than 600 people showed up to square dance.  Photo by Nathan Morgan 24s_NathanMorgan (1) Irene Roark (left) is spun by her dance partner Bill Moreland while Marilyn Carbaugh (right) is spun by her husband Walter Saturday during the Colorado State Festival Square Dance. The festival was held at the Pueblo Convention Center and more than 600 people showed up to square dance. Photo by Nathan Morgan
Enterprise High School Megan McCue watches as Kelsey Wise misses the ball from Pleasant Valley Tuesday at Enterprise. The Hornets loss 3-0.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 25s_NathanMorgan Enterprise High School Megan McCue watches as Kelsey Wise misses the ball from Pleasant Valley Tuesday at Enterprise. The Hornets loss 3-0. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Simpson University's Jordan England misses the ball from Holy Names University Monique Reyes making the game 3-0 in the second half.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 26s_NathanMorgan (1) Simpson University's Jordan England misses the ball from Holy Names University Monique Reyes making the game 3-0 in the second half. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Shasta High School plays against Paradise High School at Shasta. Shasta won 2-1.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 27s_NathanMorgan (1) Shasta High School plays against Paradise High School at Shasta. Shasta won 2-1. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Andrew Nicholson of the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt Team holds himself up between two vintage Harley Davidsons during the action at the 10th Annual Big Bike Weekend at the Redding Convention Center. Al Gavin, a Seattle Cossacks member, died in a motorcycle crash on his way to Redding on Wednesday. Fellow riders said they were sad, but that Gavin would've wanted them to continue as planned this weekend. "I've never missed a show," said Nicholson, a member for the past 18 years.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 28s_NathanMorgan Andrew Nicholson of the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Stunt Team holds himself up between two vintage Harley Davidsons during the action at the 10th Annual Big Bike Weekend at the Redding Convention Center. Al Gavin, a Seattle Cossacks member, died in a motorcycle crash on his way to Redding on Wednesday. Fellow riders said they were sad, but that Gavin would've wanted them to continue as planned this weekend. "I've never missed a show," said Nicholson, a member for the past 18 years. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
West Valley High School Matt Bohlin swims varsity 200 yard freestyle Wednesday during the Northern Athletic League Swimming Championships at West Valley.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 29s_NathanMorgan (1) West Valley High School Matt Bohlin swims varsity 200 yard freestyle Wednesday during the Northern Athletic League Swimming Championships at West Valley. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
One of 55 participants, Corey Lizaarraga, 18, performs a "boneless" in the advanced level of the Eight Annual Skateboard Competition Saturday at the City Park skate park. "It's our way of saying thanks to the kids that spport us," Harry Wenzel said, co-owner of Next Snowboard Skate and Surf which is the main sponsor and organizer of the event and provided drinks, free pizza, and free merchandise.  Photo by Nathan Morgan Recovery House One of 55 participants, Corey Lizaarraga, 18, performs a "boneless" in the advanced level of the Eight Annual Skateboard Competition Saturday at the City Park skate park. "It's our way of saying thanks to the kids that spport us," Harry Wenzel said, co-owner of Next Snowboard Skate and Surf which is the main sponsor and organizer of the event and provided drinks, free pizza, and free merchandise. Photo by Nathan Morgan
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Student fans cheer on the Greenwood High School basketball team at their final game.  Greenwood lost 43-47 to Bowling Green, but finished the season with an above average 1,618 points. cheer Student fans cheer on the Greenwood High School basketball team at their final game. Greenwood lost 43-47 to Bowling Green, but finished the season with an above average 1,618 points.
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