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Isaiah Dillard is a ten-year professional leader in business growth. A United States Air Force Veteran, educated in business strategy and digital media. With a career in business ownership, team leadership, business strategy, digital media production, and community leadership. To date leading thousands in organizations and managing millions in sales and company assets.

Business Designer, Media Specialist, Community Leader, Military Retired Veteran/ Squadron Commander, CEO, Photographer, Industry Strategist, Marketer, and Project/ Team Leader and Manager. Subject matter expert in photography with a continuation of learning, competent in-camera features, techniques, and functionality. Experienced in business solutions, creation, and marketing with a focus on business management and customer relations. Leader in photographic electronic sales, personnel management, photo education, and business strategy.


About Me.

I have been producing clear, engaging, and effective results for clients in a corporate setting for ten years. My experience in creating leading invaluable assets for every organization and client. Focusing on facts, action, efficiency, and direct-to-market, long-term scalable growth. I have created high-efficient teams, sales growth and avenues, and new market opportunities. I love learning a role or need and finding the right full solution to sustain results. 


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Focus Hope 

Photography Mentorship Program

Mentor: Gallery owner, Ben Wallace's Photographer from the Detroit Pistons

Program held in Detroit, Mi for top-rated students through the local school districts that have a passion for photography and diversity. Learned from the Great and tough photographer from the NBA. Learned further film techniques, how to create and master a shot, how to tell a story, and how to become a professional in photography

Art Institute of Michigan

Digital Photography

Formal University photographic training learning the basics and extremes of photography, study light, art history, and studio photography.

Capella University 

Emergency Management, 

Criminal Justice

Online University learning of Emergency preparedness practices and techniques focused on community impacts of managing risk. Case studies and critical thinking skills are implemented to learn law, crime, government, international relations, climate, risk factors, and preparedness. 

Capella University 

Business Management, Marketing, Project Management

Online University learning of business practices and techniques focused on case studies and critical thinking skills to be directed and implemented into daily business practices. 

Blue Pixel Photography training

Best Buy, Canon Camera USA

One-on-one photography training with World Class Photographers  2017 (Denver, CO) & 2019 (Tucson, AZ)

Photography week-long training with Blue Pixel photographers, a network of sports, news, and Olympic world-renowned photographers.

Trained with:

  • Nick Didlick -Superbowl, Olympics & Reuters News 

  • Damian Strohmeyer- NBA, NFL, NCAA, Freelance photographer 

  • Deanne Fitzmaurice- News Journalism 

  • Rick Wilking- Olympics, Reuters News, Sports

  • Sarah France- Successful Freelance Business

  • Richard- Sports, Freelance Photographer

Life of Work 

2008 /Ameture Freelance - Choice school photographer

Self-made event photographer at school events
Worked to get the best shots during events to provide to school for their uses

2010/ Focus Hope Mentorship

1-year mentorship training with esteemed NBA photographer for the Pistons player Ben Wallace.  

Black & White film-based training to sharpen skills. Focused on storytelling, the eye of photography, thinking before shooting, and photographing content in the camera

2011/ Air Force Graduation Family Photographer

Travel with family and photo document trips, events, and graduation. Edit and deliver photos for family, photograph headshot photos for financially burdened service members and families 

2013/ DAC Imaging

Freelance event, sports, family photographer, Local high school graduation party, Family Babyshowers, Catholic Baby Baptism, Troy Flag Football league, Troy Firefighter Family Graduation Dinner

2013 /Destination Trip Photography Business Startup Art director/photographer

Design and build scalable business for destination photography for App design. The first destination was to be the island of Grande. 

2014/ Digital Counter Measures IT Education Business/Marketing Advisor

Start-up new entity of established information security company. Advise company owner on business decisions, and marketing avenues and be the spokesperson for company customers and service providers. Build and design Curriculum and host classes. Attend marketing events

2014/ Su-rge Studios Photography LLC  Licensed Business Photography

Numbers-based business aimed at providing the highest quality of photographs, customer service, and business relationships with the fastest turnaround time. Focused on- event photography, high-risk photography, portrait photography, product photography, and occasional private photo lessons

2016/ Best Buy West Michigan Canon Expert/ Camera Department Manager$ - Subject Matter Expert for photography and Sales Leader

  •  knowledgeable on all things cameras, to be the subject matter expert for West Michigan best buys and their camera-based customers  

  • Host on-location photography training courses

  • Managing $850,000 in camera revenue annually 

  • Awarded National Second top-rated Canon/Best Buy Camera Salesman in 2017, 2018

  • Lead, train, and manage a team of 3-photo experts (Sony, Canon, Nikon), along with a team of 9-general photo salespersons

  • Produce organization profits and revenue of $ 5 million of photographic and electronic sales annually 

  • Facilitate the needs and profit projections and objectives of key Photo Brands (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, & Olympus) 

  • Produced the top-selling sales team in the territory, and added over 20% sales growth from prior management

2017/ Black Gold Media Marketing Business Advisor

Be a sole business advisor to owners on startup paperwork, business ideal creation, and implementation. A company focused on digital media marketing solutions for small business

2018/ Mr. Gun Dealer Content Manager Web Sales Content Manager & Firearms Product Industry Photographer

  • Manage over 15,000 SKUs of products for web-based sales, descriptions, and photos 

  • Design and create companies photo studio and custom photographic processes 

  • Photograph the highest quality industry-use product photos of inventory

  • Create custom SEO-ready marketable product descriptions


Phone Advisory Minutes


Over $300 million in Management Advisory Assets 


Over 50 New Business Designs 


Over 50,000 words of Strategy Delivered