Meet the Board
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Bernie has been a photography enthusiast since 1974, when he received his first SLR camera. Over the years, he has gained experience in outdoor and landscape photography, which he has successfully combined with his love of the outdoors, including pursuits such as mountain biking, hiking, alpine touring, snow shoeing, and backpacking. Most at home in the mountains of the Canadian Rockies, Bernie loves to travel, and has been fortunate enough to use these opportunities to photograph on several continents.
Director of Programming
I have been active in OCC since 2010. I got my first Digital SLR in 2005 and have been a loyal Canon shooter since then. In my time with the club I have had the opportunity to interact with many of our members and ambassadors. I have enjoyed mentoring many members within the club and enjoy answering questions, and technical exchanges. During my few years with the club I have had my images win both club challenges and had images place in Capture Oakville. I enjoy both landscape and portrait photography, and I love to travel.
Director Communication and Member Engagement
Jackie joined OCC in 2017. She has taken pictures her entire life to capture the people and places she has been to, and Photography is now an interest with more focus in retirement. Jackie shoots with a Sony mirror-less as it travels well. “I have learned a lot about taking better pictures since joining OCC. But I have yet to capture a perfect cottage sunset, despite 100’s (or more) of tries!”
Monica joined OCC in 2015, and has been an active member of the Capture Oakville Planning Committee, and an event volunteer. Monica enjoys photographing flora & fauna in the natural areas throughout the GTA. “I joined the club to meet friendly local photographers and to be inspired by the club programming and expertise of the members. The Club challenges and contests provide opportunities for skill improvement and growth”
A retired high school teacher & devoted marathon runner, Thomas has been involved in both amateur & professional photography for 40 years. His business was in portraiture & weddings. He brings a polish to OCC memberships with his assertive organizational skills.
Photography has become more than just a hobby for me. I look at it as a passion which allows me to combine my strong technical, scientific and environmental skills and interests while opening up a creative side of me that has always been hidden away in my work life. While my photography interests are broad, my focus is in landscape, nature and wildlife, and travel photography. I bring to the Challenges position strong technical, analytical, communications, leadership and computer skills and enthusiasm to share what I have learned in photography with others.
Robin has been a photographer since 1968. First as a professional photographer at the University of Waterloo and then as a lecturer and coordinator of the Sheridan College Applied Photography Program during the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Best known for his development of Sheridan’s Computer Animation Program in the 1990’s, he has spent the last 20 years as an independent international consultant in creativity and animation primarily in China and the Far East.
Amanda joined the OCC in 2018 and considers herself an amateur ‘hobby’ photographer & early adopter of digital photography. A
self-proclaimed computer ‘geek’, Amanda loves learning software editing programs & is an Adobe Creative Cloud enthusiast. Travel photography is Amanda's first love with focus on landscapes and architecture.
Co-Founder and Past President
Long time Oakville resident Bill Smith is a life long photography enthusiast and co-founder of the Oakville Camera Club with Kieley Hickey. When not taking pictures, Bill is a marketing communications consultant, digital strategist, blogger, writer, sometime traveler and jazz fan.
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