I started creating yearbooks in 1990 and don't ever plan on stopping. I was an editor and/or photographer for 10 publications and have now been a yearbook sales rep for 13 years. I have worked on over 450 yearbooks, and I want to share some of the great ideas that I have seen.
I have also been a professional photographer since 2000 and enjoy teaching yearbook staffs how to get the shots that will take their yearbook to the next level.
I was the official photographer for Dark Horse Comics at San Diego Comic Con 2012-2014, and Big Brother Season 13 (the reality show). The few years I did not do yearbook, I ran marketing campaigns for Coke, Proctor & Gamble, American Express and Molson Breweries.
My goal is to make the yearbook adviser's job easier as well as to help every school make a beautiful book, increase sales and, in turn, help the school make more money.
Working with Elana paid off for the staff of Maranatha Christian School when they won a CSPA Silver Crown this past year.
Maranatha was one of 28 yearbooks printed by Walsworth to win a national honor from either CSPA or NSPA and be inducted into our President's Collection.
You can get a closer look at the Maranatha Parousia, as well as the rest of our national award winners by visiting our online President's Collection gallery.
At the heart of every yearbook is a story. We are storytellers, and to be a storyteller, you must be a story seeker.
At the 2019 SoCal Yearbooks Workshop, July 19-22, we will show your yearbook staff how to tell your school's story with a unique theme, captivating cover, inclusive coverage and eye-popping photography and design.
Contact me today to learn more!
I highly recommend Elana as a yearbook rep. This year I have felt like a new adviser, learning new technology and new procedures, and Elana has been right there whenever I texted, called, or e-mailed. She relates well to students too, but most importantly, she doesn’t mind giving a personal mini-tutorial.
Elana’s positive attitude and true love of everything yearbook, as well as her background knowledge in marketing (which I hope to tap soon in order to increase my yearbook sales) are all good reasons to consider her as a yearbook rep. I highly recommend her based on my experience this year as I transition from one yearbook company to another.
Elana is extremely hard working and has gone above and beyond multiple times during the school year to troubleshoot any potential issues and to help us create the high quality yearbook that students at Otay Ranch High School have come to expect. I know that because of Elana’s hard work this year our yearbook will continue winning national awards.