Business start-up and operational challenges with an emphasis on the photography and restaurant industries are the primary focus of my mentoring to over 1500 SCORE clients.
After working for United Press as a news photographer, I started a commercial photography studio specializing in editorial style photography for business clients. The studio became a trusted source for photography and the largest commercial studio on the San Francisco peninsula. We built long-standing relationships with our clients, regardless of whether they were a small business or a Fortune 500 company.
In 1992, while still operating the photography business, our family purchased a fine dining restaurant on the S.F. Peninsula. I handled all day-to-day management details and long term planning. After 11 years of successful operation, we sold the restaurant. This is the type of hands-on knowledge I can share with you.
My past volunteer work as a crisis counselor sharpened my listening skills and trained me to realize there are multiple solutions to all challenges. I try and bring this approach to you my SCORE clients regardless of where you are in your business development.
B.A. San Jose State University