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
President 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.
Errol Zimmerman, Immediate Past 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™.
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.
Jim is the Owner/ Designated Broker of AZ Russell Realty and Managing Partner of Russell Properties & Russell Development Co. He is a third generation Arizona native. His grandmother arrived in Arizona in 1902. Jim is a family man, married to Carolyn Beauchamp since1987. His family has owned & operated a business in Phoenix, AZ for more than 70 years. Jim is a driven leader in his field, living in greater Metropolitan Phoenix. He has worked for more than 30 years as a Real Estate Entrepreneur and Business Executive. As a Real Estate Broker and Multi-Million Dollar Producer, Jim has been involved with many exciting opportunities created by the explosive growth and development in the Valley of the Sun.
Jim attended Phoenix College focusing on Finance & Accounting. His continuing studies were in Real Estate Law, Real Estate Principles & Management. Jim became licensed in Real Estate in1983 and received his AZ Brokers License in 1990. He is an active member of (SAR) Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. He is also a past member of the Board of Directors, Active 20-30 International, Phoenix Club #99, 1985-1990 and past member of the Board of Directors of the Arizona Dry Cleaners and Launderer’s Association, 1983-1986.
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.
KIM VANDENBERG, Secretary/Treasurer
Kim Vandenberg is Deputy Director of Professional Development for the State Bar of Arizona, a position she accepted in June 2011 after spending 20 years with Honeywell Aerospace in the Law and Contracts Department. Kim is responsible for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for the State Bar, overseeing more than 600 hours of training offered each year. Kim is passionate about learning, and her expertise includes development and implementation of learning programs, budget development and oversight, and marketing. Kim is also skilled in all phases of commercial contract development processes including drafting, negotiating, and administration of high-risk contracts. Kim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing with honors from Arizona State University and her Juris Doctorate with honors from Arizona State University College of Law. Entering and winning various photo contests, Kim is a skilled amateur photographer who loves to spend free time traveling throughout the world taking photographs. Kim joined TEOE in 2004 with an appreciation for photography and a desire to see TEOE flourish. Kim believes in volunteering to give back to the community and she has been involved with several groups, including the Volunteer Lawyers Program, Hospice of the Valley, and Sun Sounds of Arizona.
Kim serves as board secretary and treasurer and tries (!) to keep all board members on task. Kim’s detailed organizational and legal skills bring focus to our international accomplishments. Always in attendance at major events and always volunteering to assist with any task, she is a major contributor to TEOE.