Through Each Others Eyes™
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Through Each Others Eyes™ is governed by a Board of Directors that provides guidance and insight into all promotional, educational, and financial aspects of this working organization. Members of the Board of Directors serve three-year terms, must have a strong personal interest in photography, and must bring expertise to areas crucial to the mission of TEOE.
During the year, members of the board are required to attend quarterly meetings, participate in committees, and attend the annual retreat held each August in Pine, Arizona. TEOE board representatives help raise funds for the organization by seeking corporate donations and through their support of the Exposure fundraisers held each year at the Phoenix Art Museum. Board members also recognize and support artistic, educational, and community outreach to support a multicultural world: the photographers and Board of Directors’ mission is a shared experience.
There are currently 10 members of the Board of Directors of Through Each Others Eyes™.
MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
JOHN R. NORTON, Board Member Emeritus
John R. Norton, a native Arizonan, was born in Phoenix and served his country as a first lieutenant in the United States Air Force after graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree. Agriculture has been his life, and in 1955, he founded J.R. Norton Company, a business of diversified agriculture production in Arizona and California including the production of lettuce, strawberries, cantaloupes, honeydews, citrus, asparagus, cotton, wheat, alfalfa, among others. Cattle feeding and ranching operations flourished as part of the business. In 1985, President Ronald Reagan appointed John as Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture, and John was instrumental in shaping national policy in support of agriculture and ranching.
John is still extremely active with volunteer service to promote research, teaching, and outreach in agri-business policy. His trophy shelf abounds with awards including a UA Honorary Doctor of Law degree, and the USDA Secretary’s Award for Meritorious Achievement. John is active in the community on a daily basis promoting projects for art, health and agriculture. He and his wife established the Doris and John Norton Gallery Center for Creative Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum in 2006, and together, they have traveled to over seventy countries.
John has been an avid amateur photographer for the past thirty-five years. Europe, Asia, and South America have been subjects for his publications and exhibitions. In October, 2011, John was presented the Through Each Others Eyes™ “Vision Award” at Exposure 2011 for his contribution to photography and Arizona. TEOE is honored to have him represent us.
Errol Zimmerman, president and co-founder of Through Each Others Eyes™, is a retired educator and active photographer who has documented cultures from Asia, Europe, and Latin America. His long-time photographic interest in Japanese culture has led to numerous personal exhibitions and worldwide publications. He writes and speaks Japanese and has visited Japan more than 20 times in addition to having lived there for two years.
Recently, Errol has been documenting the rural villages of Sonora in northwest Mexico. He exhibited selections of his documentation for the Fotoseptiembre Arts celebration in Hermosillo, Son., in 2006, and in November, 2010, he exhibited images of the work of the the Missionaries of Fatima at el Museo Costumbriste in Álamos, Sonora. He also maintains a website for this missionary order, which, among other activities, goes inside Mexican prisons to help those interned with their spiritual and physical needs. His photographs and Spanish essays have appeared in publications in Mexico, most recently in the March (2012) issue of Visual: la Revista de fotografía.
Errol is a musician, a former board member and President of Phoenix Sister Cities Commission, and former director of International Studies at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. A native of Kansas, he has taken several photographic trips on his bicycle for the past six years documenting rural Kansas life. His love of people and the culture which surrounds them is the motivating force of his work with Through Each Others Eyes™.
Peter Ensenberger is co-founder of Through Each Others Eyes™. In 1988, he helped to form TEOE’s vision for the future, focusing its goals on international friendship, cultural understanding, and education through the art of photography.
Peter studied fine art photography in college and went on to win awards as a staff photojournalist for newspapers in Illinois and Arizona. In 1984, Peter was hired to serve as Director of Photography for the nationally acclaimed nature and travel magazine, Arizona Highways, a position he held for 25 years. He left Arizona Highways in 2009 to launch a new photography business, Photo Tours Unlimited, with his wife Kim. Together, they lead individuals and small groups on customized photography workshops throughout the Southwest. Peter also works as a freelance photographer for a variety of corporate and editorial clients. And in May 2011, Peter published his first photography book, Focus on Composing Photos, a how-to book aimed at helping photographers improve their photography technique and skill. The book is currently in its second English-language printing, and translations into Spanish, French, German and Finnish currently are in the works.
Peter’s varied background in photography and his appreciation for art, education and world cultures are invaluable assets, aiding Through Each Others Eyes™ in achieving its goals. He is extremely proud of the organization’s success over the past 25 years, and looks forward to doing his part to ensure many future successes.
Treasurer of Through Each Others Eyes™, Bob Rink, recently retired after twenty-five years serving as the City of Phoenix photographer. Bob joined TEOE in 1988 as a member of the second exchange with Japanese photographers and has made two additional trips to Japan to photograph and coordinate the Arizona-Japanese exchanges.
Upon retirement, Bob now freelances, generally assisting local governments, organizations, and non-profits with their photography needs. Bob is a regular visitor to the Grand Canyon and the Southwest, backpacking and rafting the Colorado River. He is active in the community and knows most structures in Phoenix and their history. While at City of Phoenix, he was a Public Information Aide at the Human Services Department, and provided media and public relations for social service agencies such as Headstart Programs, Senior Citizen programs, and anti-poverty programs. His exchanges through TEOE include Baguio in the Phillipines; Havana, Cuba; Hermisillo, Mexico; and Himeji, Japan. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Downtown YMCA and does public relations for the Boy Scouts of America, Theodore Roosevelt Council. His experiences bring unique knowledge of Phoenix and the State of Arizona. He and his wife, Francie, recently traveled to China to be involved with the China-Phoenix student exchange with Global Interactions.
Bob Rink’s photography has appeared in numerous publications, including Arizona Highways, The Arizona Republic, The Boston Globe, The Mesa Tribune, The New Times, Phoenix Business Journal, Sunset Magazine, The Oregonian, USA Today, and The Washington Post. Bob has a unique vision behind the camera lens and promotes unusual viewpoints of other cultures through his photography and undying curiosity.
Originally from Michigan, Art Holeman lived in Iowa and Nevada before settling in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1986. He has shot commercial advertising and editorial projects for over 30 years, specializing in home interiors, landscapes, architecture, food, products and portraits. He enjoys the challenge of transforming three-dimensional objects and spaces into two-dimensional images that retain the feeling of the original subjects. His photography has garnered numerous national awards, including appearances in Communication Arts, Applied Arts, Graphis, and other publications.
Art pursues his passion for travel and black & white photography with Through Each Others Eyes™ (www.teoe.org), a non-profit collaboration of over 100 photographers worldwide whose mission is to promote appreciation of diversity by documenting the everyday lives of a culture from an outsider’s perspective. A member since 2006, Art has been active in all aspects of the organization, from setting up exhibits, to taking portraits at Children First Academy, to participation on the fundraising committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors as Chair of the Associate Photographers, representing the photographers in board issues.
Art has also participated in Through Each Others Eyes™ exchanges by hosting photographers from Japan and Mexico and shooting black & white portfolios in Himeji, Japan, Perugia, Italy and Sonora, Mexico. He is intrigued by the simultaneous simplicity and complexity of black & white photography and by composing a strong image without the distraction of color.
Art has exhibited his work in: Midwest Industrial P Art’s hobbies include traveling, cooking and woodworking. He and his wife Chris have a daughter Erica and son Alex. www.artholeman.com.
Karen Dickinson is a Partner at Quarels & Brady LLP (www.quarles.com) and is a skilled negotiator, writer and legal counselor, with extensive experience in both international and intellectual property legal matters. Karen is a Founder of her firm’s China Law Group, as well as a Founder of the firm’s Technology Law Team, and has a passion for photography and international travel.
Karen received a cum laude psychology degree from Duke University, and a magna cum laude law degree from Arizona State University. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study European Union law working in England and Europe, she was chosen as one of the 2008 Top Ten “Centers of Influence” Lawyers by Arizona Business Magazine, and is listed in the Best Lawyers in America. Karen is currently Chair of the Arizona District Export Council, and a member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council International Leadership Committee, as well as former Board Secretary for Sias International University Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting the first American-owned university in the People’s Republic of China (http://en.sias.edu.cn/aboutsias.html).
Karen is also one of the organizers and Steering Committee Co-Chair for a long-term relationship formed in September 2007 between the Shanghai Women’s Federation and the State of Arizona. On the Board, Karen’s chief responsibility is in seeking funding for and coordinating projects with photographers in Asia.
Paul Christopherson is a business development consultant and president of Christopherson Consulting, where he works with technology-based companies to leverage their know-how. Recent projects have included work with multinational companies and healthcare and computer technology startups, and he is currently engaged to support the Asia Pacific market entry of a leader in energy conservation solutions. He retired as a Vice President from Honeywell in 2001, where he held various executive positions and enjoyed assignments in Japan and Singapore. Paul’s background is in technology, which started with his degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and progressed though a number of research and development and technology and business leadership roles.
Paul also serves on the Board as a Director of Habitat for Humanity Desert Foothills, a charitable organization that provides simple, decent, affordable homes for deserving families. As president of the affiliate from 2007 through 2009, he led growth in both programs and number of new homes in a challenging economy. Paul’s role encompasses governance and operational responsibilities, benefiting families served and the community in general.
With his wife Jean, Paul is an avid traveler with a special fondness for Asia. He is a member of the Desert Light Photography Group, and enjoys creating images of the world as he sees it.
Marilyn Buehler is a retired educator who has worked with multicultural students in Phoenix for 32 years. A former Arizona Teacher of the Year, Marilyn spent her past 20 years of teaching in the International Baccalaureate program at North High School, teaching literature. As a teacher, Marilyn led student trips throughout Europe and the Greek Islands and directed students in projects for the homeless and the underprivileged.
A native of Scott City, Kansas, Marilyn completed her undergraduate degree at Washburn University (Topeka), her master’s degree at Arizona State University, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University. The Through Each Others Eyes™ Exposurefundraisers at the Phoenix Art Museum were started by Marilyn, and through her energy and organizing skill the event has been highly successful. Now in her third term as a board member, Marilyn coordinates the many educational projects of TEOE photographers.
Originally from southeastern Montana, Kim has spent most of her career in Arizona organizations related to K-12 education. After serving in several positions in the Arizona Department of Education, she became the Public Relations Manager of Deer Valley Unified School District in 1993. Kim began consulting in 2000 and her clients included several local school districts, Central Arizona Project, Corporate//Education Consulting, Inc., and the University of Arizona.
The former director of the Arizona Educational Foundation and the Deer Valley Education Foundation, Kim was associate director of the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence before joining Through Each Others Eyes™. She served in the capacity of event planner for TEOE prior to become Executive Director in June 2013.