Leigh High School, San Jose, California Graduated 1964
West Valley College, Campbell, CA 1965 to 1966
University of Maryland, Extension Campus, Bagnoli Italy 1970 - Completed 15 units of English
West Valley College, Campbell, CA - Graduated with Honors - 1972
San Jose State University, San Jose, California - One Semester from a BA in art.
Specialty course in Diagnostic Test Equipment - Completed Course December 1967
Specialty School Temperature Control Equipment - March 1975 - Completed Course.
Industrial Fluid Power - Correspondence - 1977 - Completed Course
Spectra Physics - Laser Specialist Training - Completed Course - Completed March 1981
Management Action Program - Multiple Month Class - Completed Course.
(Came in First to Win Competition)
Dale Carnage & Associates, Inc. - Multiple Month Class - Completed Course - 1984
(Came in Second in final competition.)
Marilyn Scholin’s Painter Class - 1990 -
David Zeiser’s Photoshop Class - 1991 - Completed Course.
Marketing Boot Camp - 3 Day’s of Instruction on selling photography - 2005 - Completed.
Marketing Boot Camp - 3 Days of Instruction on selling photography - 2006- Completed.
Marketing Boot Camp - 3 Days of Instruction on selling photography - 2007 - Completed.
Marketing Boot Camp - 3 Days of Instruction on selling photography - 2008 - Completed.
Mariln Scholin’s Painter Class - 2010 - Completed Course
(Previous Names for the studio were ProPhoto and Allen’s Portrait Arts)
March 1984 to January 2020
President / Owner - Principle photographer in charge of marketing and advertising -
photography in studio and on location. All enhancement of photographic material
and creative source for works of art.
Owner and President of this Corporate studio. My responsibilities included everything
associated with the studio. From preparing marketing pieces to Social Media to
working with and understanding Photoshop as well as working with our lab to create
March 1983 to April 1986
Owned my own distributorship selling construction-specific laser equipment to the
construction industry of Northern California.
February 1979 to February 1983
I started as the first employee doing everything that the owner wished. I ended up as
General Manager overseeing 5 employees and running the business while the owner
spent time at his new home on the coast of Mendocino.
Micro-Grade Laser Systems
August 1978 to January 1979
Western Regional Manager - Responsible for the location, training, and staffimg
of new dealer outlets. Factory to dealer liaison. Sales Stimulus fo existing dealer
outlets. Factory to dealer liaison. The resolving of unique product applications as
well as typical field and service problems. Product promotion through participation in
trade shows, lectures, and seminars.
Canadian Laser Sales
August 1977 to July 1978
Field Manager and Technical Representative - Took over the laser business from the
three principles of the company. In charge of all aspects of dealer outlets. Stock and
field sales. Production and execution of seminars, training sessions and product trade
shows. Conception and development of advertisements, technical briefs, and newsletters.
Establishment and operations of a central service facility.
Micro-Grade Laser Systems
December 1975 to July 1977
Service Manager, Q.C. Manager and Hydraulic Interface Technician - Responsibilities
included all aspects of production scheduling, personnel supervision, coordination, and
resolution of service problems, Establishment and operation of four national service
centers. Establishment and control of the Q.C. department. Design, test, installation
and servicing of laser to hydraulic control systems.
June 1975 to December 1975
He-Ne Laser System Technician - Responsible for production, testing, and servicing of
all He-Ne Laser systems.