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Meet Our Experts

Schiller's Team
Robb Muller
Robb Muller
Sales Manager
1997

Robb has been selling cameras for over 35 years. He enjoys photographing people, wildlife, landscapes and architecture. Robb is well versed in most photographic and computer advances. He enjoys spending time with his family, camping, hiking, golf and photographing the great outdoors.

Frank Deame
Frank Deame
Store Manager
2014

Frank comes to Schiller’s with over thirty-five years of experience in the photo specialty business. Frank is knowledgeable in all aspects of photography. He is an avid Nikon user, but don’t let that fool you, he knows his way around all camera systems. When Frank is not at Schiller’s, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Jim Brooks
Jim Brooks
Store Manager
1989

Graduated SIU-Carbondale 1984 – Degree in Fine Art Photography. Enjoys all photography but especially street photography. Enjoys golfing, bowling, watching all St. Louis sports teams, reading sci-fi/fantasy, going to the movies and spending time with kids. Very interested in quantum physics and cosmology.

Dawn Boyd
Dawn Boyd
2016

Dawn has been in the photography industry for 12 years. She started in a studio with the CPI Corporation and fell in love with photography. She enjoys spending time with and taking portraits of her kids.

Cooper Ellis
Cooper Ellis
2003

Cooper has a BS in general media studies with an emphasis in photography. Worked as a commercial product photographer for 20 years. Very familiar with many different studio lighting systems and cameras from 35mm, medium format and large format. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and photographing people and nature.

Stephanie Ellis
Stephanie Ellis
2006

I enjoy photographing the outdoors with vintage cameras. Early 1900’s cameras are one of my favorites to use. I also love to use my Hasselblad, Speed and Crown Graphic as well. The first camera I used was my grandfather’s Nikkormat. I still own and use this camera. When I’m not at work you will find me in my darkroom, spending time with my daughter and our dog.

Timothy Farmer
Timothy Farmer
2015

Timothy comes to Schillers after a 20-year career as a commercial photographer working with national and international clients on both coasts. Since returning to St. Louis to earn his MBA with a Masters certificate in E-commerce and Social Media Marketing, he has focused on spreading his love of traditional film and digital photography. Outside of work he enjoys teaching studio, Urban-X, landscape and astro photography. In his spare time he enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and going to art openings and concerts.

Reymundo Garza
Reymundo Garza
2019

Bio coming soon!

Joe Howard
Joe Howard
2018

Joe has been a landscape photography enthusiast for the past four years. You will most likely find him in the pouring rain chasing waterfalls, up all night photographing the night sky, or wandering the countryside in search of a rustic barn. He has been featured in numerous publications such as Midwest Living Magazine, Pursuits by Enterprise, and a three time winner of the Tamron Pro Photo Contest.

Ray Kersting
Ray Kersting
Commercial Account Representative, Client Services Manager
2006

I worked as a commercial photographer for 6 years prior to my time at Schiller's. My favorite subjects to shoot are architecture, along with natural and urban landscapes. My core specialty is artificial lighting. I enjoy educating emerging photographers on the benefits of using off-camera lighting and serving as our ambassador to the artistic community.

Paul McAllister
Paul McAllister
2016

Paul has been immersed in all aspects of the photo industry for most of his adult life and a little more.  From running a darkroom in his mother’s basement in sixth grade to forensic photography, his diverse experiences and knowledge combine to make him a great source of information on all things photographic.  Paul’s love of photography also shows through in his classes, enabling him to teach you anything you’d like to know about your camera.

Jay McCormick
Jay McCormick
2019

Bio coming soon!

Matt McFerron
Matt McFerron
2019

Matt started taking pictures in 2010 when he was going to school for TV and video production. From there he worked for news stations, production companies as well as ad agencies. Along the way he discovered his passion for film photography. Matt ended up trading his well loved digital Canon for a lens to go with his film camera. Today he shoots both film and digital. He loves taking fine art portraits, still life, and also street photos. Matt enjoys talking about all aspects of photography, especially film!

Lona Moody
Lona Moody
Sales & Product Buyer
2015

A near-lifelong photo enthusiast, Lona finds joy and fulfillment in creating beautiful and interesting images, no matter the subject. She has an appreciation for both film and digital photography, although you'll usually find her with her Sony a7III in hand. In 2013, she graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (and a minor in Photography). She has been working in the photo industry nearly the entire time since, and her passion and enthusiasm for photography has not waned.

John Petersen
John Petersen
2015

John became interested in photography in high school on the yearbook staff. He Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Photograpy from Webster University in 1996. John spent 20 years photographing mainly wedding and portraits with some architecture and product. He have used most film and digital formats and numerous lighting systems over the years. John enjoys macro, product and his own personal photography projects.

Sven White
Sven White
2006

Became interested in photography as a youth. Sven is a freelance photographer specializing in people, pets, live performance, sports, and fine art photography.

Jeff Higgins
Jeff Higgins
Photo Lab Production Manager
2015

Jeff has been working in the photo lab and imaging industry since 2000. A lifelong Canon user, his specialties are alternative style portraiture, sports and performance photography, incorporating
many flash and strobe techniques. He enjoys karaoke with his wife, watching/attending/playing hockey games, and playing guitar.

Scott Garascia
Scott Garascia
2006

The Authority on photo restorations and our Black and White developer. Born and raised in St. Louis where my love of photography started in 1980 with a Christmas gift of a Pentax K1000. I have worked in the professional photography field since 1985. Still a film shooter (and vinyl LP spinner), I enjoy using most of my film camera collection. I also collect radios, Matchbox cars, vintage photos or slides, and VHS tape movies. When not enjoying photography I like playing with my Ford Mustangs

Jessica Gianino
Jessica Gianino
2019

Jessica has worked in photo labs and the photography industry for 12 years. Since graduating in 2007 from Fontbonne University with a degree in Fine Arts, she discovered her love for shooting landscapes, fine art, and sculpture. When she's not in the darkroom, she can be found enjoying the outdoors, fly fishing, and painting.

Tom O’Connell
Tom O’Connell
1993

Tom is our media transfer technician, he does the amazing job of converting 8 and 16mm films to DVD’s. After studying Photo Finishing Management at the Rochester Institute of Technology he started working in the industry in 1975. In 1987 he joined the US Navy and served on the USS Nassau and served in Desert Storm. While in the Navy Tom earned his Bachelors of Science in Education and Training. He joined Schillers in 1993. When not at work you can find Tom playing keyboards and singing in one of his two bands.