What got you into print?
My love of print began as a freshman in high school when I joined the photography club. Printing photos in the darkroom morphed to putting ink on paper in graphic arts classes. I had a great teacher that took me to the Print Show at the Javits Center in New York City. I left the show knowing I wanted to be a printer.
Give us a snapshot of your role at Neyenesch.
I’ve been with Neyenesch for over 30 years – crazy when I think about it. I started as a sales rep and was pretty successful. 5 years ago, after a brief sabbatical, I returned to manage the sales team. My official title is VP of Sales, but I’m pretty involved in all operations of the company and work with an awesome team of people.
What’s a fun project you’ve worked on recently?
So many fun projects but the community work we do gives me the most satisfaction. One that I’m particularly proud of is the Twenty-Twenty San Diego project produced by the team at Alfa Charlie and the One Club.
What have you learned from your work?
What makes working with the creative community special?
San Diego has a diverse creative community with so many programs and events. Playing a supporting role for this community and helping bring these events to life is special. The best part is working with amazingly talented and community-driven people.
What was your first job?
Paperboy delivering the Newark Star Ledger at around 12 years old. I saved my first $100 to buy a 10-speed bicycle, a passion I still enjoy today.
What’s your favorite book?
The Grapes of Wrath.
What’s your hidden talent?
I love to cook! I’ll let others decide if I have any talent.
Is print dead?
No! It’s much different than it was 40 years ago when I started but the industry is alive and well and offers great career opportunities.