Meet Our Staff

Alex Beraru

General Sales

 

As a 2012 graduate of the ACAD photography program and an experienced photographer, Alex is extremely knowledgeable about equipment and techniques. She always has her camera with her, whether she is hiking in the mountains, enjoying a craft beer with friends, or strolling around the city in search of a delicious coffee.

Amani Henry

Sales Supervisor

 

Amani has recently moved to Calgary from London, UK! She completed her studies in Digital Media obtaining a Bachelor's Degree. A great interest of photography grew whilst in her early teens when she received her first camera. Her travels have taken her around the world, including Greece, Egypt, France and Portugal just to name a few and eventually arrived in Canada working as a photographer. She often gets referred to as Gucci or Prada.

Angie Carson

Online Sales Manager

 

Angie is no stranger to the photography industry, having spent over 10+ years as a editor, digital artist and photographer. She has spent extensive time on global adventures and continues to put dots on the map, and has had works published in Vogue, Style Me Pretty, Shape Magazine and the New York Times.

Chris Niccolls

TCSTV Host / General Sales

 

Host of The Camera Store TV, and photo instructor at both SAIT and The Camera Store, Chris Niccolls is the longest running full time salesman at the store.

Dave Paul

General Sales

 

Dave Paul has been a photographer for years and previously owned a mini-lab and a custom framing shop. Currently, he is one of the Official photographers of the Ontario Bodybuilding Association.

Drew Crawford

General Sales

 

Having gotten his first DSLR camera at the age of 14, Drew has been taking photos on and off for the better part of a decade. He predominately shoots events and sports photos, but in recent years has taken an interest in live streaming and has been an active twitch.tv streamer for the past three years.

Elizabeth Graham

Rentals

 

Liz has been working with cameras for the last 4 years and loves it! Her love for instant film cameras is evident at home where you can find polaroids plastering the walls.


Erin Thomson

Online Sales

 

Erin became serious about photography on a 4 month backpacking trip around Europe, and soon after her return took a few photography courses at both SAIT and ACAD, and started working at a one hour photo lab where she was able to fine tune her skills.

Evelyn Drake

Administrative Manager

 

Evelyn has worked with us since 2007. She coordinates The Camera Store's marketing, events and administration. Evelyn is also the main correspondent for our social media networks and editor of The Camera Store's Blog.

John Veldhoen

Photobook Specialist

 

In addition to being on our sales team, John curates The Camera Store's book selection and is a contributing author, and editor of our blog. He likes to think about photography, talk about photography, and sometimes write about photography.

Jordan Drake

Video Specialist

 

Our Video Specialist, Jordan Drake has worked as a Director, Director of Photography, and Writer on several films, and also produces all of The Camera Store TV shorts on our YouTube channel. Jordan is an experienced Adobe Premiere and Final Cut user, and also teaches our video seminars.

Julian Ferreira

Operations Director

 

Julian Ferreira did his formal training at Lincoln College of Art in England, and in the 25+ years since, he has worked as a commercial photographer and a movie stills photographer.Now as a partner in The Camera Store, his time is divided between the store, his family, and working at his art. His beautiful black & white limited edition photographs, have been exhibited in collections around the world.

Kaitlyn Kerr

General Sales

 

Kaitlyn discovered her love of photography while documenting her school years. She now shoots a range of subjects, always aiming to tell a story in a shot or encompass an environment in an exposure. Beyond the camera, she is an eager traveller, avid coffee drinker, and fervent music enthusiast.

Kenneth Locke

General Sales

 

Kenneth photographs people. Kenneth's passion is photography. Kenneth doesn't like typing in the third person about himself.

Larry Ricks

General Sales

 

As a former photojournalist with 23 years of experience, Larry has been working in the photo industry for decades. During a school assignment, he once photographed one of the world's most notable religious figures - Mother Teresa.


Ling Zhu

Accounts Payable

 

Ling has been with The Camera Store since 2012. She studied accounting at SAIT and has over 10 years of experience working in both Calgary and China. She enjoys reading and traveling in her free time.


Louie Villanueva

General Sales

 

Louie used the camera to get out of his shell in high school and progressed to the position of Photo Editor at the UofC newspaper, The Gauntlet. He now applies his journalistic style of photography to event coverage and serves as a stringer for The National Observer. Vintage cameras, vacuuming, and carbonated water round out his normal human interests. Louie has a passion for timepieces and is what the internet calls a "Watch Idiot Savant."

Mark Langridge

Web Design

 

Mark became interested in the art of photography at a young age, spending hours poring over old issues of National Geographic from his grandparents. Deciding against any kind of photographic career, Mark carries on as an enthusiast, keeping the art form pure and personal to his own visions.


Melanie Hein

Express Cashier & Event Assistant

 

Melanie can be found at most Camera Store events, trade shows, and classes assisting customers with her wit and charm. She does not call herself a photographer, but an appreciator of the art. She also loves owls.

Nicole Parker

General Sales

 

Nicole has a penchant for portrait and architectural work, but her true passion is capturing the natural world. While studying Photojournalism at SAIT she worked as Photo Editor of the campus newspaper, The Weal. When she’s not helping clients at The Camera Store, she keeps busy by pursuing freelance photographic opportunities.

Peter Gold

Studio Specialist

 

Peter Gold is a master photographer who has been a professional for over 40 years. As well as being on the sales staff of The Camera Store for close to 10 years, he is also the studio specialist offering valuable information regarding lighting, meters, studio design and setup, backgrounds, etc.

Peter Jeune

Managing Director

 

Peter works around the clock to make sure The Camera Store is involved in everything photographic that goes on in Calgary and beyond, supporting our photo community with great products, events, and education. His unique approach to business is one of the many reasons why our regular clients keep coming back for more, and why they tell their family and friends about the great experience they have at The Camera Store.


Rebecca Beintema

Purchaser

 

Rebecca has a BFA with a major in Photography from Ryerson University. She has been working in the photography industry since 2002 and with The Camera Store since 2007.

Rob Hadlow

Product Manager

 

Rob has almost 30 years experience in the Calgary Photographic Community. He attended the Alberta College of Art and Design in the early Eighties and is an experienced Stock Shooter of Wildlife, Nature, Travel, and Commercial Photography.


Ron Bubnich

General Sales

 

Ron is a tech-influenced sales rep whose shooting disciplines fall within street, portraiture, food and event photography. Self-taught, he is constantly finding new ways to expand and improve upon these skills and tirelessly seeks answers for his clients with the same tenacity.

Stefan Legisa

General Sales

 

Stefan Legisa has the soul of a punk, and the work ethic of an old-world craftsman. He shoots and develops stark and raw images using an array of analog cameras.

Stefanie Villeneuve

Online Sales

 

Stefanie is a cheese and lipstick enthusiast with a photography degree from the Alberta College of Art + Design. Her photographic interests include beauty portraiture, fine art self-portrait and lomography.

Stephen Lemmer

Webmaster

 

Stephen studied web design and development at SAIT and, since graduating, has worked as a photographer, assistant, and web developer. He currently studies astrophysics at the University of Calgary.

Teri Wagner

Repairs

 

Teri is a determined dreamer, and mixtape aficionado; Interests include making people smile with timely repairs done at reasonable rates.

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