Who is Flash Gordon?
I found my calling early in life, thanks largely to my dad (now 95) who was a photographer and a true media pioneer. I picked up the Flash Gordon nickname in high school, shooting photos for the yearbook and local newspaper. In college I majored in Comm Media - a program my professor father had started at IUP back in the 50's. College lead to a corporate job in Arizona, and a few years later I started my own production company. Corporate Arts grew to include dozens of wildly talented staff and was ranked in the Top 10% nationally.
Since 2001, I have concentrated on meeting and event photography and video capture. Although my native habitat is usually a hotel ballroom, my work has taken me on Incentive Club trips from Hawaii to Portugal, behind the scenes at the Phoenix ComiCon for thousands of celebrity photo-opps, and onto the floor of the NYSE to cover an IPO.
During the pandemic, I teamed up with local trade associations and venues to provide affordable Headshots for job-seekers on a NameYourRate basis. I developed new products, including a Hybrid PhotoBooth and Hybrid Group Photos to engage both online and in-person guests, and commercial HDR interior/ exterior photos with amazing same-hour delivery. I've been drawing on my years of experience as a Meeting Producer to create effective virtual and hybrid meetings. And I continue to volunteer with Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, donating photo sessions to families experiencing still-birth. It's the most difficult work I do, but also the most worthwhile.
I love my job, and so appreciate the folks who make this possible.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people always
remember how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou