This year brought so much happiness to my life. I was finally able to find a staff photographer job thanks to the Springfield News-Leader, which brought my wife Danielle and me from Texas to Missouri.
I am enormously grateful to have talented colleagues to work with and an interesting community to cover. Thanks to being the nominal sports photographer, I got to keep learning and developing my eye for one of the subjects that most impassions me.
This year also made me thankful for new friends who introduced me to the outdoors, as well as family old and new. I am so happy to see my brother, Emilio, happily married to Jenna Beltran and the two of them taking care of their beautiful son, Thiago. Danielle and I can't wait to meet him in 2016.