Early in my career, I was able to accumulate numerous awards both locally and nationally. Through the Professional Photographers of America I earned a Masters of Photography and Craftsman Degree in a very short amount of time. Having taught other professional photographers in several states around the country helped others achieve their portrait making goals. All this time I was running a business and competing in various competitions.
Thirty years ago I made a decision to not compete any longer so I could concentrate all my efforts into serving the needs of my clients better. The satisfaction from a happy client far outweighs the accolades my peers.