Meet the Team
Cathi Nelson, Founder & CEO
Cathi fell in love with photography in high school as the photo editor of her school yearbook. She soon found herself working two jobs to save up to buy her first professional camera. From that day on, Cathi became the photo historian of her family and friends.
When her adopted son was placed in her arms years later, Cathi developed a passion for creating life book photo albums that she used to tell his personal story and how he came to be part of their family. She soon found herself sharing this passion with others and built a profitable business teaching others to do the same.
In 2009, she founded The Photo Managers – the world’s leading educational community in the rapidly growing field of photo management. The Photo Managers serve Photo Management Professionals around the world, thousands of do-it-yourselfers, and legions of people who want to hire certified professionals to help manage their photos and family heirlooms.
As the author of Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going from Overwhelmed to Overjoyed and A Business Roadmap for Professional Photo Organizers, Cathi remains firmly rooted in her vision to empower others to use visual storytelling as a means of preserving and sharing their personal life journeys.
Director of Operations
Kim has loved photos and stories her entire life. She has been a scrapbooker for over 20 years and continues to scrapbook her life and the lives of her two adult children and four grandchildren. Kim is also the owner and Chief Memory Officer of Stories of a Life, LLC and a certified photo manager. In this business she organizes photo collections, collects and documents life stories, researches geneology for herself and others, and also creates scrapbooks for families and special events.
Professionally she has held a variety of non-profit leadership roles and is a former educator. Most recently Kim was the Chief Operating Officer for the Ohio High School Athletic Association where she was responsible for oversight of day-to-day operations, strategic planning and policy making, and for maintaining organizational effectiveness. Previously she served as Executive Director of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center where she led all operations of two early childhood schools located in the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC. She also served two stints as Senior VP and COO with the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus. Kim was a tenured faculty member at The Ohio State University in the College of Education and Human Ecology for nearly a decade.
Training & Performance Improvement Manager
Isabelle started supporting our team as a tech VA in 2019, overseeing The Photo Managers Academy and website and CRM implementation. She has a background in instructional design, instructional technology, and human performance technology and our back-end operations benefit from her knowledge of systems and efficiencies. Isabelle also manages our Customer Support emails.
Maria Norecel Amolata
Social Media Manager and Graphic Designer
Maria is a new team member of The Photo Managers. She started supporting our team as a Social Media Manager and a Graphic Designer in 2022. She’s responsible for implementing social media platforms’ content strategies, and she helps create graphics for The Photo Managers and its members including presentation, social media graphics, PDFs, and more.
Matt Boucher / Triple Frog LLC
Website Development & Hosting
In 2019 Matt Boucher of Triple Frog LLC joined the team to build a highly responsive and fully functional website for both the public and The Photo Managers membership community. Triple Frog LLC continues to host and maintain thephotomanagers.com providing all our users with a fun, informative, and secure online experience.