One of Appo's goals it to provide training and support for our members and as we begin a new chapter in our association, we are now launching a network of Appo Training Specialists who will facilitate the Appo Certiﬁcation program and be resources for local photo organizers.
Billie comes to Appo with 18 years of hands-on experience as a leader in the photo industry. She prides herself on creating systems to coach women in business to success. She embraces every opportunity to help people connect to their pictures and tell their stories for generations to enjoy. Always looking for ways to empower, encourage and enhance peoples lives through their pictures and stories, she believes everyone has a story to be told.
Founder and president of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers™ (Appo), and her own photo organizing business, PhotoSimplified, Cathi Nelson has been helping people organize their photos for over 17 years. Through Appo, Cathi is now teaching others to do the same. Appo provides support and education for entrepreneurs looking to build a photo organizing business, and educates the public on the need for photo organizing services. Cathi is also member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She was a speaker at the 2011 NAPO annual conference (NAPO 2011) and the IPI Annual Conference, and frequently speaks on photo organizing at libraries, continuing adult education classes, and photo organizing retreats.
With an education in graphic design, and many years of customer service experience, Julie brings a sense of organization to the Appo Team. Along with managing the Appo Home Office, located in West Hartford, Connecticut, she also provides assistance to Appo members through her role as the Membership Coordinator. Julie is excited to be part of this new industry that is developing and creating new opportunities for the small business owner. Her own passion for organizing helps her see the importance of helping people organize their photos, and preserve their memories.
Big Picture Coaching
Big Picture Coaching's primary focus is to help photo organizers grow and thrive in this emerging niche market. Laura’s passion for helping women succeed in business is evident the minute she starts talking. You will want to sit on the porch with a tall glass of iced tea and tell her your story. She will help you take your passion and create a meaningful business so you can make money and make a difference. A wife and mom of three, she knows what it takes to raise a family and work while never sacrificing the importance of relationships.
After enjoying a ten year career in Hotel Management, Lisa went on to establish a successful Direct Sales business in the photo industry. During her sixteen years in the field, Lisa developed and provided leadership for a large sales organization in Canada. She has a passion for leadership, training, photo organization and storytelling and strives to empower others to achieve their personal and business goals. She is excited about this new and growing photo organizing industry, as well as the opportunity to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Canadian market.
A leader and top seller in direct sales and the owner of her own photo organization business, Michelle has been helping people with their photo management needs since 2003. This photo organization experience, coupled with her prior background in product management, gives this mom of 3 the perfect set of tools to mentor new photo organizers in this exciting new industry.
Like making a soufflé or installing an operational faucet, organizing photos isn’t for the faint of heart — it requires discipline, the right tools and technical expertise; if you’re up to the challenge, Monica is available to discuss membership in the Association of Personal Photo Organizers and how it can help you grow a viable business. Clickago Storywerks can also help you with writing of all sorts, including editing and providing fresh, interesting copy to attract search-engine traffic for a website or a personal or business blog.
Nancy has over 16 years of experience in the photo preservation and organization field. She turned her passion for helping over whelmed clients with their photos and memorabilia into a lucrative career. Her management experience has allowed her to assist scores of other women as they do the same. Nancy’s enthusiasm and love of what she does is contagious. With her extensive experience in training and networking, she is a tremendous asset to promoting this niche market of photo organizing.
As a Portland-based business owner for over 13 years, Rita Norton is well versed in creative card design, photography, and photo organizing. She has a passion for helping clients sort, secure and tell stories with their photos. Rita also consults, trains, and offers workshops for those who want to learn the skills necessary to keep their photos organized for future generations. Rita looks forward to helping you connect, share and re-share your family memories through the care and management of your photos.
Big Picture Coaching
Big Picture Coaching's primary focus is to help photo organizers grow and thrive in this emerging niche market. Sherra believes that technology can be fun. Her comprehensive background in business coaching, training and website design means you get real life experience from this business owner. She has been helping women for over 20 years find their passion and turn it into a business that gives them freedom and flexibility. She will gently encourage you to embrace technology as a tool that will serve you well in the photo organization industry.
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