BIOGRAPHY

                             Education


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.


                                                 

                                           Educational Programs

Specialty course in Diagnostic Test Equipment - Completed Course December 1967 
(Top Scorer)

 

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

 

                            Work History

                              

                              Allen’s Arts 
                      (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

                 client’s order.

                          Contractors Software

                 March 1983 to April 1986

                 Owned my own distributorship selling construction-specific laser equipment to the

                 construction industry of Northern California.

 

                                                                      LaserLine

 

               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. 

 

                                                  Coherent Radiation

           June 1975 to December 1975

           He-Ne Laser System Technician - Responsible for production, testing, and servicing of

           all He-Ne Laser systems.
 

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