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After several years as a newspaper photographer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Steve started his own photography and graphic design business, which is currently based in downtown Davis, CA. Throughout his career, he has provided creative services for a number of industries and small businesses, and has conducted photography workshops in the Bay Area and Sacramento regions.
Since graduating from California State University - Sacramento with a BA in Documentary Studies, Steve has divided his time working on documentary projects that have been exhibited throughout Northern California. He is also a devoted father, well-rounded athlete, avid outdoorsman, and active member in his community, volunteering his time and skills. For instance, throughout his children’s elementary school years he has volunteered in their classrooms, coached their softball teams, and has been a chaperone and nature guide on hikes and camping trips with his daughters Girl Scout troops. His most recent volunteer roles has been as an adult literacy tutor with the Yolo County Library, Civics Arts Commissioner for the City of Davis, and stewardship volunteer for Putah Creek Council.
As a para-educator, tutor, and sport coach, Steve subscribes to a mindful and cooperative way of relating and engaging his pupils. He believes that each individual has a unique mind and special talents that needs to be nurtured in order to fulfill their full potential.
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I believe my personal experience with ADD/ADHD makes me qualified to tutor and coach those who have this disorder. As a child my daughter was diagnosed with ADD, and over the years I have seen a number of psychologists, attended lectures, and have read countless articles and research papers on ADHD. We have managed my daughter's disorder through behavioral and lifestyle changes. For example, I believe diet and exercise have been instrumental in alleviating her symptoms. On the other hand, I understand that ADD/ADHD has many symptoms and different characteristics, so other means of treatment, such as medication, might be necessary.
I specialize in publication design and utilize Indesign as my primary page layout program. With many years of experience working with Indesign, I have designed and produced catalogs, brochures, newsletters, and other print material for my clients.
As a skilled, all-round athlete, I have played and participated in team sports throughout my life. I have played and excelled at high school and collegiate baseball, and currently play and coach on a mens softball team. I have also coached girls/boys youth baseball and softball, as well as high school baseball.
For the past 18 years I have owned my own photography and design company, with a special interest in publication design. My years of experience and knowledge in the desktop publishing and print industry has enabled me to effectively manage client projects from conception, to completion of printed or web based designs. I have also become proficient with Macintosh computers, high-end film and flatbed scanners, and desktop publishing and photo editing software.
As well-rounded athlete and avid outdoorsman, I have been involved with sports and fitness my entire life. For example, I have played collegiate baseball and coached youth baseball and softball. I have also competed in marathons, 10K's and cross country running events. Today, my personal physical fitness program consists of cross country running, hiking, cycling, and tennis, as well as body resistant strength training. I am also a certified personal trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Training Association.
For the past 18 years I have owned my own photography and design company with a special interest in publication design. My years of experience and knowledge using Macintosh computers and desktop publishing software has enabled me to effectively manage client projects from conception, to completion of printed or web based designs.
As an experienced photojournalist, owner of a portrait photography business, and workshop instructor, I believe my experience speaks favorably to being certified.
Prior to starting my own business, I worked for six years as a newspaper photographer and photo editor for daily and weekly publications in the San Francisco Bay Area, covering local and state events, spot news, features, sports and studio assignments.
For the past fifteen years I have owned Bonnel Photography and Imaging with a special interest in portraiture and event photography. Throughout my career I have gained experience and knowledge in traditional film and darkroom practices, as well as being proficient with DSLR professional cameras and studio lighting equipment, high-end film and flatbed scanners, and desktop publishing and photo editing software.
As a skilled, all-around athlete, I have played and participated in team sports throughout my life. I have played and excelled at high school and collegiate baseball, and for the past ten years have played and coached on a men's softball team. Over the years I have also coached and managed girls/boys youth softball and baseball teams, as well as high school baseball.
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