How I can help you

If you are facing the challenges of starting or operating a business in photography or the restaurant industry, I  may be able to help you as I have hundreds of SCORE clients since 2003.

With the working knowledge of editorial photography gained from working for United Press as a news photographer, I started a commercial photography studio specializing in editorial style photography for business clients. The studio grew into a trusted source for all types of photography soon becoming the largest commercial studio on the San Francisco peninsula. One of the keys to its success was building long-standing relationships with our clients that ranged from a small business to a Fortune 500 company. My company mailed its last invoice in 2013..

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 want to 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 believe I bring this approach to you, my SCORE mentoring client, regardless of where you are on your path to your business.




Areas of Expertise
  • Business Finance & Accounting
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience
  • Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
  • Accommodation & Food Services
  • Professional & Business Services


B.A. San Jose State University

Communication Methods

  • In Person