I was a teacher from 1988-2001, and for preschool to HS students, including several years as a Special Education teacher. In May 2001, I returned to my first career of choice flying with the USAF, and then retired in 2008, with 33 years of service. I have been a Disney photographer since 2009. I am a grandfather of four youngsters (3, 5, 7, & 9), and a father of three adult kids; a grocery clerk, an accountant, and a third year law student. I own a small ranch in northern California. My wif... [more]
I am an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC. I started with PS CS2. I have taken a series of classes from Santa Rosa Jr. College.
I was an elementary teacher for 13 years. My kids were excellent in math because I empowered them to learn and enjoy their knowledge. For 6 years of the 13, I was a special education teacher. So I have a developmental approach to teaching. Start with what they know and build from there.
I have been a LR user since Lightroom started. I am an ACE in PS CC since May 2014.
I was a CA Credentialed Multiple-Subject (SSU,edu) teacher in 1988-2004. I also held a Special Education Credential (NU,edu) from 1995-2004. I stopped teaching in June 2001, so I could return to flying in the USAF. I made the decision to not renew the credentials when I retired from the USAF in 2008. After moving to San Diego I decided I wanted to work as a photographer for Disney and in August 2009, that dream became true. I passed the CBEST (CA required test) in 1986, and the NTE in 1988. I home schooled my youngest daughter (a third year law student BTW she will complete in two years) and she works for the SD Public Defenders Office as an intern.
I have been a Mac owner since 2010, when my PC crashed while I was taking classes online and had a Graphics History class where using InDesign was a requirement and I had to learn InD and Mac at the same time. I can still use a PC but many of the things I knew how to do have faded.