Marla Keown served as a truck driver in Iraq from 2004 to 2005.  After a year of hauling equipment along bomb-ridden roads, she traded in the truck keys for a backpack of cameras and lenses.

Today she works for the Aurora Media Group as the primary photojournalist, documenting everything from the Aurora Theater Shooting to the 2013 Colorado Floods.

As the VFW Post 1 photographer, Marla spends her free time chronicling the variety of events and programs the Post is involved with.