I have been fortunate throughout my life to have enjoyed several “careers” within my professional career. I have a Masters and PhD in research design and statistics. Yes, that makes me very anal when it comes to details. As the founder/owner of a market/business/advertising research company I operated for 25 years, I had the opportunity to work with many Fortune 50/100 companies on projects that were used to guide mergers, improve business performance, shape industry standards, and formulate government policies. During the 80’s/90’s, both my company and I were early adopters to web-based technologies, and we developed one of the leading online survey and reporting systems in the industry. This work also lead to the development of the many large-scale e-business, customer satisfaction management, and data analysis systems used in both the private and public sectors. We were really specialized as “turnaround agents” when it came to helping companies understand their competitive position in the marketplace, identify the steps they would need to take to move their companies forward and/or in some circumstances turn things around, and then to develop the brand, products, services, and delivery systems needed for future success. A part of our consulting work involved the use of high-quality media and visual assets. Although it wasn’t a primary service we intended to offer, we often had to get very involved with the development of assets in support of the various public relations and communications strategies being deployed – especially when it came to developing web-based solutions. Today, I operate as a freelance professional photographer and web designer. Given my years of experience having developed successful business branding and communication strategies, I’m very well-versed in what and how a company needs to communicate with its potential and existing customers. I also have the technical skills needed to develop websites that only “look good” but also are designed to maximize user interaction and response. And, in terms of professional reliability, I bring the same level of zero tolerance for poor workmanship that guided my attention to statistical analysis details.