Meet our team
Cody Blue began working as a professional cinematographer in Arizona in 2010, creating content for businesses such as Discovery Treks, SUFO Films and Kingdom of the Valley Christian Church. Since relocating to Northern Nevada in 2017, Blue has been producing creative media for the action sports community — for companies such as Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain Resorts. Blue joined Nevada Momentum in 2017 as a videographer and social media contributor including live event coverage.
Tara Burke has been a Carson City resident since 2007. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1998. With nearly 20 years of professional experience in the field of advertising and graphic design, Burke specializes in printed marketing pieces, innovative business cards and photo editing. She has worked as a marketing consultant and designer for the City of Carson City since 2006 and the Carson City Cultural & Tourism Authority since 2013.
After moving to Nevada in 2001, Mark Carmonne graduated with a bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008. He began his professional videography experience in 2009, producing marketing videos for a boat charter in Homer, Alaska. He has also created training videos for the international hearing aid staff at Costco Wholesale since 2010. He joined the Nevada Momentum team in 2014. Carmonne also received his FAA Remote Pilot Airman Certification in 2017.
Kevin Clifford, a native Nevadan, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008. Working as a freelance photographer for over a decade, he has covered assignments for a wide variety of clients including The New York Times, The Associated Press, Nevada Appeal and The London Times. Clifford currently lives in the Tokyo area and continues to document the people and culture of Japan.
James Coleman II started his career as a video producer for a production company in Reno in 2014, while also launching his own video company. He attended a career-technical high school, studying video production and graphic design. Coleman joined the Nevada Momentum team in 2016, providing skills in video editing, production and graphic animation.
Tim Dunn was a fixture in Nevada photojournalism since 1990, when he became director of photography at the Reno Gazette-Journal. After 24 years with the RGJ, he began working as a freelance photographer in 2015. Dunn, a graduate of Fresno State, worked for newspapers in Northern California before moving to Reno with his wife and daughter. He died in January 2018 after a brief illness but will always be remembered very fondly and remains part of the team given his positive impact on our careers and the media industry.
Sheila Gardner has been a Douglas County resident since 1981. She recently retired after 33 years with The Gardnerville Record-Courier. She also worked for The Associated Press, the Reno Gazette-Journal and the Nevada Appeal. Gardner was named outstanding journalist for 2014 by the Nevada Press Association.
Rick Gunn is a photographer, writer and adventurer based out of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. After working as a photojournalist for nearly two decades in Lake Tahoe and Carson City, Gunn left to complete a bicycle journey around the globe. He documented his trip through photos and stories he now shares in presentations across the country. He was a featured speaker at TEDx in Iran.
Lance Iverson began his career at the Monterey Peninsula Herald after achieving his Business Administration degree and working at his college newspaper. He began stringing for The Associated Press and became director of photography at the Reno Gazette-Journal. He later joined the San Francisco Chronicle and later USA Today. He retired from the Chronicle celebrating 46 years and returned to Nevada in 2013.