Board of Directors
Ed Robidoux- President
John Scanlin- Vice-president
Bob DeMarco- Secretary/treasurer
Linda Dittrich- Website
Fred Giese- Liaison to the Presentation Committee
Kathy Kenney- Contest Committee Chair
Ed Robidoux President
Bio: Founder and President of TPC, is a retired Engineer who moved to Murrells Inlet in 2003. He is a former Regional Coordinator for the Myrtle Beach Region of the Carolinas' Nature Photographers Association. His interests are photography and post processing. He works with fellow photographers to help them develop their skills in photography and to be comfortable with their images through the post processing workflow. His camera is a Fuji.
John Scanlin Vice-president
Programming Committee Chair
Bio: John Scanlin is a retired Program Manager and former board member of the Washington DC Project Management Institute. He and his wife, Marilyn moved to the area in 2009. As he became more aware of the beauty of the low country landscape, he joined the WNCC photography group to improve his skill and meet other similarly interested folks. In 2015 he became the leader of the local OLLI Photography club and then in late 2016, it reformed as the Tidelands Photography Club when he became the current vice-president of TPC. John’s camera is Canon.
Bob DeMarco Secretary/Treasurer
Bio: Secretary, Treasurer, and Membership Chair of TPC since its organization in 2015, is a retired corporate tax director who has taken up photography with his Nikon camera as a full time hobby. Bob enjoys the splendor of nature and tries to capture its beauty through his camera's lens. He is also enthusiastic about post processing and helps facilitate the Photoshop and Lightroom workshops run by the club.
Linda Dittrich Website
Bio: liaison between the membership and TPC’s Website director, developed an interest in photography after she retired from teaching high school English. She is a “Nikon person” who particularly enjoys photojournalism and street photography. She likes to meet with members to build critiquing skills so that all can move toward reaching their goals as photographers.
Bio: as Secretary of the Keep Georgetown Beautiful Board, wants to showcase this area as the “most beautiful in the state.” She finds being with other photographers to be rewarding and has an interest in researching things to see and photograph in this area. She shoots with a Canon.
Fred Giese Liaison to the Presentation Committee
Bio: joined Tidelands Photography Club after moving to this area in 2015. He has been involved in fostering photography for beginners by teaching the basics, and setting up a program which put advanced photographers together with several beginners for mentoring. Fred also has experience as a judge in photo competitions.
Kathy Kenney Contest Committee Chair
Bio: Kathy Kenney has always been interested in photography. As a young girl, she begged her parents for a camera, telling them that if she didn’t get a camera for Christmas, they didn’t have to get her anything else! She dabbled in family and wedding photography and became known as the “one with the camera” at the events she attended. Eventually, Kathy got a digital SLR, joined the South Shore Camera Club in Quincy, Massachusetts, and began to compete and win contests, one of her images being chosen as “Image of the Year” in beginning color. Kathy is now retired and is looking forward to working with the Tidelands Photography Club. She is a Nikon person.
Sandra M Barnes Website
Bio: the administrator of the TPC Website, retired from education as the Library Media Specialist in an Arkansas high school after having taught elementary school, art and reading. Until Sandra picked up a camera for the first time, she says, “I did not actually see all the beauty that surrounds us.” She applies her media experience and her creativity in photography to TPC as well as many other arts and crafts. Her camera is a Canon.