Jacqueline Moran-Sargent's love of photographs began in 1996 while taking a class in 35mm film. Insistent on gaining as much life experience as possible, she joined the Army, serving a 20-year career while attaining an Associate’s degree in Education, an Associate’s degree in Military Intelligence Studies from Cochise College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Photography from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division. She is married and a proud mother of two teenagers. Her experience as an educator and with her own children has given her a passion for capturing youth in their transition to adulthood. While volunteering as a photographer for the Buena Mountain Bike Team, she gained a passion for capturing the teamwork, commitment, determination, comradery, and achievements of young adults that will carry them through the challenges in life. In 2015, she became a freelance photojournalist for the Sierra Vista Herald, photographing high school sports and local events. Her artistic influences include Dorothea Lange, Steve McCurry, Jack Dykinga, and Gjon Mili.