Manny Maes



Manny has been a lifelong champion for the integration of the creative and business communities. His skill is leveraging the combination of aesthetics, innovation and the disciplines of successful business. He studied photography at the University of New Mexico, with a bachelor’s degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, graduating with an "Outstanding Achievement Award." He taught at Brooks Institute for a number of years prior to the fulfillment of a dream, owning his own advertising photography studio servicing several national clients including Monsanto, Nikon, Patagonia and several others. Manny moved on to manage Hallmark Cards Creative Photography organizations in a Senior Management position. He continued his successes at Picture People in a role combining the product of photography with a multi-million dollar hard goods offering. Manny currently lives in Santa Fe and is on the board of other non-profit organizations. His guiding quote, "A man's reach should extend his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”