The fotoShout Team
Co-Founder and President
Doug’s photography career originated 35 years ago under the tutelage of Dr. John Wynn, working exclusively with medium format cameras at the commencement of his career. He launched his own photography studio a few years later during the traditional era of film. Since then, Doug has continued to grow his business, develop his talent and hone his skills.
Always curious about the latest state in the art in cameras, film, and techniques, Doug wasted no time becoming an early adopter of digital imaging and replacing his film cameras with digital cameras and learning to use Corel draw and Photoshop. As digital imaging evolved Doug quickly developed techniques to master event photography, use of the green screen, and on site printing that has contributed to building a large and loyal client base.
As computers once moved photographers from traditional film to digital photography, the emergence of social media has demanded photographers to drive digital imaging to the next level. Not finding adequate solutions to meet his client’s demands, Doug sought out his longtime friend Martin van der Roest to explore the concept of getting event images “beyond the click”, into the social stream. Hence fotoShout was born.
Doug’s drive to provide the best product and experience possible for his clients is shared by his daughter Jessica who has worked with Doug for many years. The ocean, boating, Doug’s daughter Nicole, and his wife of 35 years, Cynthia, along with family and friends help balance the intensity.
Martin van der Roest
Co-Founder and CTO
Martin has over 33 years of experience in bringing software solutions to the market. This started with the founding of The vdR Group, Inc. in 1986, and continues today to focus on the design and development of solutions for the engineering and manufacturing community.
Martin has participated at all levels of the business including product development, including architecting, software development, consulting, marketing, sales, implementation, and business development. Extensive expertise has been developed in the areas of enterprise content management systems, application integration technologies, product lifecycle management (PLM), search and more recently, SaaS based solutions and marketing automation tools. His educational background includes a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University at Fullerton and the University of Southern California (USC) respectively.
He has written for almost every industry magazine on the market and has been a regular speaker at several industry conferences. Today, Martin works closely with partners and other entrepreneurs in identifying and bringing to market value-add solutions.
In addition to these various activities, Martin’s other interests include woodworking in the style of Greene and Greene under the guidance of the master woodworker David Wade, walking (fast), pinot noirs (hard to beat the Santa Rita Hills AVA and the Ken Brown label) and listening to Van Morrison (on the desert island list). He and his wonderful wife Susan of 40 years live in Santa Ana.
Jessica’s career began 14 years ago as an assistant at DCP. Jessica earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Arizona State University. Jessica has learned, honed, and continues to obtained new photography skills. Including computer operations, on-site printing, fotoShout development, on-site trainer, and of course photography. Today’s photographer must be a Master of Technology, and be prepared to manage the “What If’s”. Jessica is a Master of the What if’s, with the ability, and skills to influence delicate situations.
Jessica is one of our team leaders, running onsite events for fotoShout. Jessica is first on site, the last to leave, appreciated, valued by our client’s, event guests and attendees.
Paul has a strong background in sales and marketing. As a business owner he developed sales training programs based on his experience as a sales professional. In addition, he played a number of roles in the corporate world. From Sales Manager, to Vice President of Marketing and Franchising. Paul brings an awareness of how companies can improve their brand awareness and image in the marketplace. Paul can examine a corporate issue and knows what resources can get a positive result.