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Work experience

May 2004May 2011

Operations Manager/Agent

  • More than 10 years of experience in stock photography, image editing, and staff management for the image publishing industry
  • Recruiter and photography agent, workflow management, client account management, project management, image management, new revenue generation, P&L, web presence, marketing, technical writing, staffing, blogging, basic IT.
  • Solicited and signed several independent photographers and photography archives.
  • Liaison between owners and technical support services, contracted photographers, and major publishing houses
  • General office management including employee evaluations, disciplinary action, hiring, and termination
  • Negotiated pricing and contract details with major publishing companies, non-profits, and advertising agencies.
  • Quality assessment and correction of professional photography submissions
  • Technical writing of training manuals and html for company site 
  • Set up and managed several social media outlets 
  • Maintenance of a 600,000 object digital image library 
  • Evaluated training needs of staff and implemented appropriate cross-training
Dec 1998May 2004

Project Manager/Researcher

  • Editor and researcher of photographic media and educational concepts
  • Acted as liaison between departments to streamline project management
  • Helped develop and maintain an extensive online catalog of images and captions
  • Frequent communication with major clients, industry book researchers, and contracted photographers
  • Creatively research and generate digital light boxes customized to each client’s needs and specifications
  • Project management including design, product delivery, and supervising workflow
  • Assisted in training sessions


Jun 1998Jan 2001

Master of Fine Arts

Cal State University - Long Beach

60 unit dual English degree with emphasis in Creative Writing and Comparative Literature.


Microsoft Excel
Graphic Design
Fine Art
Writing and Correspondence
Microsoft Word
Digital Photography Editing
Editor of professional photography submissions as well as beginner and intermediate portfolio review.
Technical Writing
PhotoShop CS-CS4


Kayte Deioma

Jesse Cantu

Digital Photography



Press Release


Lead a leading multiethnic and multicultural stock photo agency specializing in diverse, culturally relevant imagery. There, I enjoyed a long career as a photography agent and recruiter representing over two-hundred artists and managing over 650,000 digital images. The most personally rewarding role as an agent was the intimate relationships that I’d built with my pool of photographers. While my first goal was to represent them to major international publishing houses and draw in revenue for our agency, I also served as a personal coach for many.


Digital photography, graphic design, fine art, and live poetry.