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Our Team

ABOUT US

WHAT WE DO

Next Door Photos empowers realtors, business owners and home builders with visual marketing solutions so they can get back to doing what they do best: running businesses and buying/selling houses. We have a team of local, highly-trained visual media professionals providing you with same day availability and next day turnaround.

WHO WE ARE

We are a Kingdom-Minded organization that thinks people are more important than profits. As a locally-owned and NIAOR-affiliated company, we care deeply about Michiana and making it a better place to live & work. Know of a ministry/non-profit/cause that could benefit from our donated products? Please let us know as we are always looking for ways to invest in our community.

WHERE WE’RE GOING

We offer the most comprehensive suite of visual media products in the industry. We know how important it is to stay fresh on technology and offer you the best products for your listings.  Ask us about the cool things we are working on and the future of real estate visual media (like virtual reality)!

OUR TEAM

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RANDY

Randy Mason has 35+ years of marketing, management and leadership experience with a number of national brands and ministries. With a degree from Bethel College (’83), he excels in providing realtors with a high level of service so they can better service their sellers.  In his spare time Randy can be found shooting pictures of architecture and enjoying walks with his wife of 40 years on the Mishawaka River Walk. Randy and his wife have 2 married children with a total of 7 grandchildren.

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KEN

Ken Straw has over 50 years’ experience as a CPA and school administrator in a private boarding school.  While in Graduate School he fulfilled his dream of learning to fly and over time he obtained his pilot certificate, flight instructor certificate and mechanic certificate.  Ken is also holds a broker license and considers piloting his drone how he has fun.  He has been married for 45 years, has two grandchildren who live in Nairobi, Kenya Africa and one grandchild who lives in Michigan. 

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Nicole

Nicole Christensen has 15+ years of professional Children and Family photography. Nicole has a degree in Graphic Design from the International Business College. In her free time, she enjoys interior design, woodworking, spending time with her 3 children and her pug, capturing photos, and crafting. Nicole is excited to grow with her love of photography by joining the Next Door Photos Michiana Team

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Katy

Katy has developed a wide range of creative skills while attending Arizona State University online for a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Information Technology. Those include photography, photo manipulation, aerial photography, and graphic design. Katy is excited to have the opportunity to grow in her aerial photography skills at Next Door Photos along with media creation. Katy enjoys astro-photography, shooting the night sky, and sharing that with her children or anyone that will listen.

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KEVIN

Kevin has been told that he’s a multipotentialite. He’s kind of a gadget guy who loves to fly. He was a professional pilot and flight instructor for many years. Drone flying has added a whole new paradigm to his curiosity about aviation.

JARED

Jared has loved photography since he was a child and has been pursuing a career in that field for the past ten years. He attended Ivy Tech Community College for two years taking classes in photography and graphic design. He graduated in 2018 with an Associate’s Degree in Visual Communications with a concentration on photography. He enjoys being behind any type of camera and spending as much time with his family as he can.

CHRIS

Christopher is a street photographer from Columbus Ohio and has been doing photography for 5 years. He studied graphic design and photography at Andrews University and his work has been featured on Nike.com. Christopher has been to Alaska, Jamaica, and Cuba. In his free time he enjoy’s exploring, drawing, Photoshop compositing, basketball with friends and listening to music. His future goals are to photograph famous people such as actors or musicians and work with brands such as Nike or Adidas.