I came to Grand Island with my family from Blair, Nebraska. I Started School at Barr Jr High. I graduated from Grand Island Senior High in the class of 1965, where I met my future wife Nancy.
I attended the Rochester (New York), Institute of Technology majoring in Photography and UNL majoring in Anthropology.
In the middle of all of that Nancy and I married and moved back to the Grand Island Area in 1968.
We have 3 children, Wendy, Jennifer and Terry Jr. and one grandson George. Nancy finished her teaching degree and taught Early Childhood Handicapped for the Columbus Educational Service Unit until she passed away.
I Started my career at the old Lumbard-Leschinsky Studio in Downtown Grand Island while still in Junior High. Continued working there throughout High School until I left for college. When Nancy and I returned from Lincoln I returned to the studio with the job of photographing Children in the Aunt Mary Birthday Club. After a little over 2 years I became the Portrait Studio Manager and Assistant Camera Store Manager after the departure of Paul Bader to his own studio in Valentine. I continued there until mid 1982 when I purchased the Don Bartelt Studio at Five Points in Grand Island. With the help of Nancy we ran a general photography business of Weddings, Commercial buildings and Advertising, Senior Portraits, Family Groups, School Sports, Elementary School portraits and Copy and Restoration of photographs. After Nancy's passing I started the road t0 retirement. I can see the Retirement signpost in the distance but have quite reached it yet.
This is pretty boring stuff, it only means I've been around for a long time. I'm a member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the Professional Photographers of Nebraska. I have been awarded Life Membership in both Groups. I also have been awarded "The National Award" from PPA for Meritorious Contribution to Professional Photography I also was "CERTIFIED" by PPA from 1982-2017. I sat on the National PPA Council for 2 years and a Nebraska Certification Liaison for 5 years. On the
PPofN Board of Directiors 1984-1996 when I served as President. I now hold a Diamond Service Degree and an Honorary Fellow of Photography from PPof N.
More groups to come LOL. the Central Nebraska Professional Photographers as a member of the Board and President. Appointed to the Board of the Heart of America PPA Affiliate. It was a group consisting of Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri affiliates.
I was elected President of this board in 2012
2022 I am assisting a group of like minded individuals in organizing a new local area photographer's group. Nebraska photographer's Guild. I also recently Joined the Kansas Professional Photographers. I'm just a lifelong learner.
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