Artist Statement/Resume

Me, I’m still a work in progress. As I get older I think about what I want out of life. I do know that photography will play a major role in my future. I was once a Marine, and of course always a Marine. My true love and what I can rely on anytime of the day is my photography. It takes me away from all of the nastiness that this world can offer and puts me in a place that I could probably get lost in for hours. I see more clearly now and can visualize a moment in time that for some can never be regained. It’s hard to explain to someone who has no idea what it’s like to view the world through a lens of a camera. It is the passion of getting that perfect shot and seeing it come to life in front of your eyes. My hope is to try to share with people my personal vision and unique perspective on the kind of work I do, and a glimpse of who I truly am as an image maker. My philosophy is when there’s something you want fight for it. Don’t give up no matter how hopeless it seems, even when you’ve lost hope, because years from now many people look back and wish you gave it one more try because the best things in life DON’T come easy, and easy is not in my vocabulary. Photography is my passion and It will always be an integral part of my life and hopefully career.


Shannon Ayers

263 Channel Marker Loop Rd.

Swansboro NC 28584

(910) 546-7564

CAREER OBJECTIVE: Organized, enthusiastic quick study with great ability to multitask and problem-solve seeks an opportunity in security, clerical support, photography and or multimedia as well as customer service.


2004-2007 Associate in Art, Coastal Carolina Community College

2007-2008 Associate in Applied Science, Photographic Technology, Carteret Community College

2009-2009 Elementary Education, Eastern Carolina College

2010- Present , Coastal Carolina Community College, Criminal Justice


Detention Officer, Onslow County Sheriffs Department/Jail


Online Marketing Director, Treasures Unlimited


Responsible for the marketing of new products.

Manage the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities.

Clerical and administrative support.

Title III Grant Distance Learning Technician (Intern), Carteret Community College


Responsible for editing, and applying enhanced pod-casts to the College Blackboard.

Trained faculty members on the process of presenting pod-cast to students.

Implemented video and graphics to online classes.

Photography Lab Assistant, Carteret Community College


In charge of all color and black and white chemicals.

Assisted students with all aspects of developing and processing film.

Responsible for RA color and Konica equipment.

Shift Supervisor, Softland International, Iwakuni Japan


Customer service and support.

Managed a staff of 10-12 employees.

Training of new employees.

Ran nightly reports.

Participated in inventory.

Food Court Manager, Iwakuni Japan


Monitored operations of the Food Court or assigned area.

Responsible for issuing receipts, and control of all cash intake.

Monitor checkout stations to ensure that they have adequate cash available.

Calculate total payments received during the day and reconcile with total sales.

Prepared reports of significant occurrences during the shift.

Assures patron satisfaction by resolving complaints and other customer issues.

Inspects and secures facility at the end of the shift.

Maintained and enforced security of funds, merchandise, supplies, equipment, and property in accordance with directives and regulations.

Responsible for maintaining sanitation standards .

Performed other related duties assigned.

USMC Basic Automotive Transport  Mechanic/ 3521. MIMMS Clerk/0411


Performed auto mechanics and auto body repair.

Responsible for incoming and outgoing parts and all necessary paperwork

Ordered automotive parts.

Processed work orders.

Maintained all tools and equipment.

Maintained all vehicle maintenance records & Calibration records


Certificate of Academic Achievement, ECU Fall 2009

Recognition among Who’s Who of students, 2008

Graduated with Honors Carteret Community College, 2008


Microsoft Office

Film developing, E-6 processing, RA color processing machines.

Garage Band, Audacity, CS3/Photoshop, Imovie, Idvd, Indesign, Bridge.

Qualified to produce and edit Pod-casts.


2002-2004 Assisted with the Veterinarian Clinic while stationed in Iwakuni Japan


Rifle Expert (2yr)

Pistol Marksman (1yr)

National Defense Ribbon

Two Certificates of Commendation

Good Conduct Medal


Selected for photographic entries to the New River Anthology Coastal Carolina Community College Literary Review 2006 and 2007.

Selected for photographic entries to the Paper Wings 2007, 2008, and 2009 with winning entries.

Participated in 2008 Student Art show for Carteret Community College.

Participated in 2008 and 2009 Student Art show for Coastal Carolina Community College.

Art work displayed in the Greenville Art Museum 2009.

Published in Due South book from Southeastern Photographic Education, Savannah GA 2007.

One thought on “Artist Statement/Resume

  1. Mom & Dad says:

    Dad says this picture is a very good one. you look HAPPY and he is right you look great in this pic.

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