Tim Porter photographing one of our clients
Our volunteer of the month is Tim Porter, our dear friend and avid supporter of Canal Alliance. Tim is a professional photographer and writer who has been a long time supporter of Canal Alliance. In this last calendar year he has provided beautiful work in the form of photographs of various events held at or sponsored by Canal Alliance. Always happy to lend a hand, Tim has graciously provided his services to us for projects big and small. In typical Tim fashion, each project was executed with dedication, utmost professionalism, and most importantly, a tremendous amount of passion. As Sara Hundt, former Canal Alliance AmeriCorps VISTA, explains, "I had the pleasure of stopping by several of Tim's photo-shoots that he himself set up with our clients--always catering to their schedule and meeting the clients at their place of choice. I recall watching Tim at Maria Guadalupe Morales Tenorio's photo-shoot--he was giving it 200% just to make Maria Guadalupe comfortable. He took the time to connect with her, joking around to get her to crack a smile. Needless to say, he succeeded, as his kind nature and patience helped her relax and enjoy the photo shoot. This behavior I witnessed is not an exception, but rather a standard for Tim. He truly cares about people, and one can see that in the thoughtful work he produces."
Pamela Vargas-Touchard, Marketing Director, also shared “Tim is not only a volunteer, but an ally, a partner and an advocate for the Canal community. Through his amazing photographs, he’s been able to capture the essence of our community and through his writing he’s been able to bring to light different issues and accomplishments of the amazing members of, our sometimes forgotten, community.”
Thank you Tim!