Pursuing further education was not on my list of things to do, frankly. In the world of digital design and advertising, a solid portfolio and connections seemed more important than advanced degrees. Nevertheless, I now find myself just months away from finishing my M.A. in Communication from Regent University's School of Communication & the Arts.
My journey started in the United States Navy. I served four fantastic years before I left to finish my undergraduate degree at the Art Institute of California, San Diego. After that, I did various design and video jobs until I began working for an advertising agency in Virginia Beach - mainly as an interactive designer and video editor. It was here that I learned about the advanced degrees offered by Regent University. I took a trip to the campus and was blown away by the beauty of the school. What actually won me over to finally pursue an advanced degree was the professional resources offered by the School of Communication & the Arts, as well as the curriculum. Regent made getting my military benefits sorted out a breeze. They also continued to offer events and resources for military/veterans throughout my time there.
God used Regent to expose me to the big building next door with all the satellites known as CBN. I've since began a career in the Digital Media Group of CBN, and continue to associate with Regent. Working with CBN was also not a place I thought I would be years ago, yet God has worked things out better than I could have done for myself. I'm thankful to Him and excited to see what is in store for the future.