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Stephan Poag, photographer
559 McGill Drive Rochester Hills MI 48309
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I am currently completing my MBA with an emphasis in IT at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan.  I find great reward in the challenge of investigating and solving workflow problems, especially those of technology application.  Successful solutions involve not only the application of IT knowledge, but interviewing, educating and counseling users and helping them find the ‘best fit’ for their task.  I am interested in finding a position that helps me take advantage of my consensus building, listening and writing skills in an organization with a creative culture.

October 1999 – September 2006: Photographer, Troy, MI
Ambrosi and Associates Studio/Meridian Advertising/Schawk IMR

Studio photographer position which included work with high resolution digital and film based systems as well as user-side support for both hardware and software.  In September of 2006, Meridian was acquired by Schawk IMR and operations moved to Chicago, IL.  Although I was offered a position in Chicago, I chose to remain in Michigan in order to pursue my MBA.  Since June of 2002 till 2006  I served as lead photographer for the Franks Nursery and Crafts weekly circulars produced by Meridian Advertising.  I also provided on-site troubleshooting of studio information systems and serve as a digital photography consultant to the rest of the staff.

October 1997 - August 1995: Photographer, Saint Louis, MO

Clients included Studio 612, Flashworks Studio, Saint Louis Magazine, Saint Louis Home, Saint Louis City Public Library, The Riverfront Times, Solidarity Magazine, Bruton Stroube Studio, Image Architect, Merrick Fendler Architecture and various private clients.  Specialized in location and architectural photography as well as freelance studio/catalog product photography.
I worked extensively with various scanning, single and triple capture digital systems.

Currently enrolled in MBA program at Oakland University; Rochester, MI.  Estimated to complete my degree in 2008.

MFA degree received from the Department of Fine Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.

BFA degree received from the Department of Fine Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis, Saint Louis, MO.

References supplied upon request.