I am Jason Hoekema. A U.S. Army combat veteran and photojournalist based in the South-Central Missouri region. I currently work part-time as a freelancer for the Douglas County Herald, a weekly publication serving the rural population of Ava, Missouri.

I have been a part of the journalism discussion on border issues, security, and immigration. I speak Spanish. I am originally from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

I have also progressed in improving capturing athletic events and am known for my comprehensive coverage and unique ideas highlighting the achievements of local high school athletes.

I am currently seeking full-time employment with a major sports publication, collegiate or professional athletic organization, or wire service.

So, if I can be of assistance in meeting your photographic needs, personal or professional, please contact me by calling (254) 238-3433 or by emailing me at [email protected].


Jason Hoekema



BA, Journalism & Mass Communication, Ashford University (Summa Cum Laude)

AA, General Studies, Texas Southmost College