Mediacentric, Technophile, Lover of Louisiana and Devil's Advocate; Photograph/Write/Edit/Repeat Tammy Anthony Baker
Tammy Anthony Baker's Bio:
You know that question, "what do you do?" It's not a simple answer for someone with an entrepreneurial streak with widely varying talents and passions. For the past 15+ years, I've juggled a profession, a professional hobby, and political interests to varying degrees. While these were not correlating fields, at times there is inevitable crossover and that convergence strengthens my professional and personal relationships. This unconventional recipe has been a perfect fit for my abundance of energy and interests. After all, sometimes it's tough to decide between what you love and what you're good at. So why not do it all? This open minded approach has allowed me to embrace the concrete and the creative and have a more than a one sentence answer to "what do you do".
If I'm not at home or with a client, you can find me behind a lens. As a freelance photographer the majority of my work is driven by deadline where there's no time for boredom or even time to eat a meal with utensils. It's thrilling, rewarding, and in football where I shoot five yards off the line of scrimmage, it's physically exhausting. The upsides include getting the perfect photo, forever memorializing a moment with an image and words, seeing my name in print, and of course, getting paid for it.
Diversification is my remedy to the ordinary. I've opted to keep the balance, keep both careers, and live a "portfolio life". www.tmabaker.com facebook.com/tammyanthonybaker twitter.com/tmabaker Tammy Anthony Baker
SEM, Google, Bing, Automotive Marketing, Sports Photographer, Legislative Consultant, Titles, Motor Vehicle Law, Operations, Louisiana, Legal Research and Writing, Photojournalist, Media, Public Speaking, Public Relations, Agile Methodology
Tammy Anthony Baker's Experience:
Operations Manager at Plauche Maselli LandryOctober 1996 - May 1999
Responsible for managing the administrative operations including supervising all non-attorney personnel. Evaluated and managed operating and information systems. Compiled and reported to the managing partners on the financial operations of the firm. Assisted in the marketing and development of the firm's legal services and client development activities. Managed the supply inventory and physical property. Negotiated vendor agreements, service agreements, and space planning needs. Planned, budgeted, and implemented technical infrastructure, including hardware, software, and connectivity.
Operations, Payroll Manager at Brooke Staffing Companies, Inc.August 1994 - October 1996
Responsible for management and oversight of the Payroll department. Ensured compliance with federal, state, and municipal payroll regulations. Identified and implemented industry best practices. Ensured statements were properly allocated and completed in a timely and accurate manner. Maintained tight and intensive deadlines and a multitude of payroll activities including audit preparation and support of budget and forecast activities.
Freelance Photographer and Photojournalist, for Sports, Music, and Political at TableauMay 2014
Photographer and Photojournalist concentrating on sports, music, and political events. Capture images or film video segments in an authentic and ethical manner. Write copy, captions or headlines to accompany photos. Pitch ideas and photographs to editorial staff. Edit photographs or video for publication specific to Internet media.
President of Operations at Midway Title & Notary ServicesMarch 2007
o Led daily operations, developed, and managed a title company startup focusing on the titling and registration of movables for auto dealers and lienholders. o Increased transaction volume and revenue over 160% in previous three years. In 2013, Midway reported $9 million in sales and submitted $1 million in tax revenue to the State of Louisiana and corresponding taxing parishes and municipalities. In 2014, the company reported over $12 million dollars in sales and submitted in excess of $1.3 million in state taxes and fees. o Hired, trained, and mentored office staff to prepared all documents necessary to complete title transactions processed. o Developed a SQL based application for in house reporting and preparing transactions for state agencies. Automated archaic processes to ensure accuracy and ease of reporting. Implemented a paperless platform on a document intensive methodology. o Served as professional liaison to state agency officials. Interface with state agency office personnel and high-level agency contacts. Prepare memos on pending legislation and policies for the industry. Prepared memoranda and positions on pending legislation. Participated in committee hearings to present positions and industry information. o Prepared budgets, collect accounts, and supervised accounting functions. Managed daily operations and a staff of six including A/P, A/R, G/L, and payroll. o Managed and developed growth of client services and relationships through creative marketing, SEO, SEM, social media engagement, knowledge based applications.
Executive Vice President of Operations at NOIT GroupNovember 1999
o Developed and managed a startup technology consulting firm originally based in New Orleans. o Diversified work post-Katrina to include managed services. The firm is designed to operate as an outsourced IT department for small and medium sized businesses. Performed varied jobs including server maintenance, light programming, web design, vendor review and negotiations, platform and topology design, and SWOT analysis for clients in various fields including health care, government, legal, financial, retail and professional services. Tasks ranged from high level and mission critical issues to desktop based user concerns. o Negotiated contracts for vendors providing phone, data, infrastructure, software and hardware. Provided site opinions, budgets, and project management. o Certified projects and prepared opinions of completed jobs. Applied use of technical knowledge to identify "best practices" scenarios for client's internal procedures. o Managed staff consisting of network and cable technicians, programmers, and office personnel.
Tammy Anthony Baker's Education:
Loyola University New Orleans1999 – 2004Bachelor's Degree
Loyola University New Orleans1999 – 2004Bachelor's DegreeConcentration: Computer Science
Tammy Anthony Baker's Interests & Activities:
Traditional and Transitional Media and Marketing in politics, legal, sports, and industry trades