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John Babiak is a Colorado-based freelance visual journalist, naturalist, and STEM teacher, who also intently follows the MLS Colorado Rapids, US Women's and Men's National Teams, the NHL Colorado Avalanche, and NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His writings are often paired with his creative, right-time and right-place, sports and entertainment images from around the world. Since starting on his trek as a photojournalist some 14 years ago, John has both photographed and interviewed the likes of David Villa, Kaká, David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Tim Howard, Jozy Altitore, Kellyn Acosta, Jon Lewis, Christian Pulisic, Jermaine Jones, and Marcelo Balboa; Chris Henderson, Paul Bravo, Pablo Mastroeni, Oscar Pareja, Bob Bradley, Jason Kreis, Gregg Behlater and Bruce Arena within iconic stadiums in England, Europe, Canada and the United States. On the women's-side, he has covered the likes of Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsey Horan, Mallory Pugh, Pia Sundhage, and Jill Ellis. He has worked the sidelines at All-Star friendlies throughout North American, Concacaf World Cup qualifying matches in Trinidad and Tobago, Seattle Vancouver, and Los Angeles, and hundreds of MLS, NHL and NFL games. In his free time, he shoots the red-carpet during the annual Kennedy Center Honors event and Mark Twain Comedy Awards show He has trailed NFL greats- Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Jensen, Bruce Arians, Roland Jones, Shaq Barrett, Drew Brees, Russ Wilson, and Steve Young. Prior to this journey, he worked in the biotechnology industry for nearly 23 years, then re-focused his inquisitive nature and passion for the life sciences, and reinvented himself into an author, environmental educator, science and technology teacher, and life coach for many youths. His passion for photography started when he was 16 years old. He has been contributing to SB Nation for 10 years.