| Photojournalist specializing in sports & action photography | My passion for photography began with a passion for sports. As a graduate and record-holding track athlete for Central Washington University, I spent weekends...
A firefighter is blown backward by a combination of wind and heat from a fire that broke out on Oct. 20, 2016 near Sierra Highway and Via Princessa. According to officials on scene, hazardous materials were possibly burned during the blaze. Katharine Lotze/Signal
Teresa Savaikie hugs her daughter outside the Santa Clarita Courthouse on June 21, 2016 ahead of a hearing for the man accused of fatally striking Savaikie's son, Wyatt, in a crosswalk in July 2015. Katharine Lotze/The Signal
Group one, left to right: Alan Ferdman, Jack Levenberg, Marcus Hershey, Timothy McLaughlin, and Ken Wiseman discuss traffic and other issues in the Santa Clarita Valley during the Signal's City Council Forum on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 at College of the Canyons' University Center. Katharine Lotze/Signal
Graham and Lena Kelley, the uncle and aunt of a 6-year-old girl taken from her foster family in Saugus, chase the car carrying their niece down Ron Ridge Drive on Monday, March 21, 2016. Katharine Lotze/The Signal