I entered the workforce after graduating Secondary School in south-western Ontario in 1977. Most of my positions have been customer-driven; from selling commercial & fine art supplies to retail and commercial customers to running my own businesses. While some weren’t directly related to supporting other Artists (warehouse cleaner, for example) they’ve all required me to meet deadlines while considering the needs of both the employer and the customer. Producing Win/Wins as the saying goes. Below I’ve listed my various employers and the type of work performed.
After some real-world work experience I earned various certifications focused on updating my skill set. First, a Business Management Certificate from George Brown College in Toronto ON. I moved to Columbus OH in 1996.
Starting in 2009 I was registered as pursuing an Associates Degree (AAS) at Columbus State Community College. I earned both an Advanced Digital Photography Certificate and Photoshop for Photographers Certificate while completing most General Studies requirements.
In addition I’ve taken advantage of workshops, web seminars, and other non-credit learning opportunities covering a wide variety of subjects.