Welcome to my page.
I've been a rep since 1976 when I joined Braun North America as it's photo rep covering Northern California, Oregon and Washington. Braun was the distributor for Hasselblad cameras, Agfa film and paper, Ricoh cameras, Varta batteries, Patterson darkroom supplies and other lines. This was how I learned my craft. I had a great sales manager who mentored me and taught me the business.
In 1989 I left the photo business due to the industry becoming commoditized with little room to grow. I switched to sub-representing a firm that was in the broadcast supply business. This lasted a year when I incorporated as Multi Media Marketing and represented Winsted, Prime Image and other heavy duty video lines. In 2000 I merged my rep firm with one from Southern California as Pacific Coast Visions.com. The name wasn't my first choice but.... After a few years I bought out my partners and continue on as Pacific Coast Visions.com. We have enjoyed long relationships with our vendors, some we represented for over twenty years. many over ten.
My other passion is community service. I've been involved in over twenty boards and committees over the past thirty five years. Six I've been honored to be president of. A few years ago I was honored with a proclamation from the United States congress for my community service work. That really impressed me. Anyway I do community service not for the awards but for helping the community out.
My life motto is not to make the same mistake twice. Which can be difficult at times but I try. I also try to be an adgent to my customers, not a hindrance. I have found my success has been in helping customers solve problems by being diligent in working on their projects with them.