Anthony De Young graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Cultural Geography. Upon graduation he entered the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer and was stationed in Norfolk, VA where he was deployed three times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. After four year of honorable service he attended photojournalism school in Victoria, British Columbia and was awarded best photojournalist, best portfolio, best color image, and best black and white image from his graduating class. Anthony then began working as a staff photographer and multimedia journalist for a daily newspaper in Lancaster, Ohio. He then started his own photography business in Columbus, Ohio where he worked with a variety of newspapers, magazines, and corporate clients.
Anthony and his wife relocated to Washington in January 2010 where he began to work as an Administrative Assistant and Photographer/Videographer for the National Park Service, National Capital Region’s Office of Communication. He then worked at National Capital Parks-East as a Multimedia Specialist and Park Ranger where he managed the distance learning program and provided a variety of video, photography, and multimedia services.
Currently, Anthony is the Visual Information Specialist for the Office of Interpretation, Education, and Volunteers in the Washington Support Office. He provides a wide variety of photography and video services, builds and manages web and social media sites, designs electronic and printed products, and facilitates distance learning technologies.