If you are facing the challenges of starting or operating a business in photography or the restaurant industry, I may be able to help you as I have hundreds of SCORE clients since 2003.
With the working knowledge of editorial photography gained from working for United Press as a news photographer, I started a commercial photography studio specializing in editorial style photography for business clients. The studio grew into a trusted source for all types of photography soon becoming the largest commercial studio on the San Francisco peninsula. One of the keys to its success was building long-standing relationships with our clients that ranged from a small business to a Fortune 500 company. My company mailed its last invoice in 2013..
In 1992, while still operating the photography business, our family purchased a fine dining restaurant on the S.F. Peninsula. I handled all day-to-day management details and long term planning. After 11 years of successful operation, we sold the restaurant. This is the type of hands-on knowledge I want to share with you.
My past volunteer work as a crisis counselor sharpened my listening skills and trained me to realize there are multiple solutions to all challenges. I believe I bring this approach to you, my SCORE mentoring client, regardless of where you are on your path to your business.
B.A. San Jose State University