​​Expert Partners 

Doug Raphael, Web Designer

Doug Raphael is a Web Designer and Developer that takes business requirements and turns them into exciting, engaging designs that attract users. He is adept at visual storytelling that transforms complex information into simple, understandable ideas. Using mind-mapping workshops to get at the heart of what a business does, Doug focuses on a client’s story and business goals, understanding that technology is a great message delivery tool, but not the message itself. Doug is a seasoned consultant with over 15 years experience and has won numerous awards over the course of his career.
Nancy Rothstein Photography
With a natural eye for composition and an acute sense of timing, Nancy Rothstein's visual style accentuates the beauty and uniqueness of every subject. Her willingness to connect emotionally with her clients allows Nancy to work intuitively, creating images that reflect their authentic personalities. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Nancy works on location and in her gracious 1000 square foot studio, which features Profoto lighting and Canon cameras equipment. She offers executive portraits, professional head shots, and family portraiture for every milestone. She is also available for commercial projects, including lifestyle, food, and product photography. 
Ross Turner Design
With over 30 years in the graphic trenches, there's little Ross hasn't seen or done. An expert in the field of political campaign design, Ross has also built a solid following designing for major nonprofits, consumer goods packaging, and businesses large and small. Ross listens first to his clients' needs in order to understand their marketing message, then creates compelling design to amplify and clarify that message. Graphic design is collaborative; Ross suggests the best possible solutions, but also believes the customer has the final say in what goes out the door.
Minuteman Press - Sedrick Tydus
At Minuteman Press Oakland, Sedrick Tydus uses his 30+ years of business experience to deliver superior full-service printing solutions to small businesses, retail stores, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and civic organizations.  They provide a highly effective and cost-efficient printing consultation approach with fast, responsive turnaround and focused customer service driven through a personal touch coupled with the power of technology. They also can offer 24-hour turnaround in some cases.
AV Consultants - Stuart Sweetow
Founded in 1983, AVC Video provides a wide array of video production services to organizations and families. Owner, Stuart Sweetow is the author Corporate Video Production, published by Focal Press.  He has a BA in Media Communications and started winning awards for his films and videos in 1970.  He taught video at UC Berkeley Extension for seven years and writes for several video magazines.  He supervises a crew of trained and experienced video professionals. To learn more visit: http://avconsultants.com/.