Who is Kaiser Studio?

Meet the Kaiser Studio Family

Since first opening in 1980, owners Tim and Patty Kaiser have taken pride in running a family-owned business that treats all of their employees and customers like they are part of the family as well.

Tim & Patty Kaiser


After semi-retiring, Tim began acting in 2011 and enjoys golfing and spending time with family.

When she isn’t working hard at the studio, Patty enjoys spending time with their four children and fourteen grandchildren.

Say Hello to Your Sales Reps

Even after your school signs a contract with Kaiser Studio, you’ll be in contact with one of our reps throughout the entire school year. Your rep will make sure that you are happy with all of the products and services you receive and will always be available for any questions or concerns that arise.

Jeff Kaiser

Sales Representative

Jeff has several different roles with the company. In addition to servicing schools as a Sales Rep, Jeff helps manage our photographers for fall pictures. He also takes care of  testing new equipment keeping our photographers up to date with the latest and greatest. He is often found in the schools solving problems for our photographers and school staff members.

Aimee Lederman

Sales Representative

Aimee joined the Kaiser Studio team in 2005 as a photographer and has been representing the company as a sales rep since 2010. Aimee takes great pride in exceeding our customer’s expectations and believes that excellent communication is the key to a successful partnership between Kaiser Studio and the schools we service. In addition to being a sales superstar, Aimee is a very versatile photographer and takes beautiful portraits professionally and for fun!

Chelsea Molina

Sales Representative

Chelsea started at Kaiser Studio as a school photographer in 2017. She transitioned to become a sales rep in 2021 while still maintaining her school photographer schedule. When not at work, Chelsea enjoys nature, travel, photography, fall weather for some epic bonfires and spending time with her family and friends.

Who is Behind the Scenes?

Bob Baril

General Manager

Kaiser Studio welcomed General Manager, Bob, to the business in 2002. With an extensive background in management, Bob was the perfect fit for the position! Between handling all of the company’s financial matters and managing the entire staff, Bob is also an extremely important player in the decision making of the company. In addition to being the busiest man at the studio, Bob is also very active in his church and running club as the Congregational Chairman and the Co-Director of the Great Lakes Relay. Amazingly, he still finds the time to enjoy traveling with his wife and their two grown children.

Sandra Eaton

Assistant General Manager

Sandra has been a part of the Kaiser Studio team since 2010 when she began as a photographer and customer service rep. Her attention to detail and organizational skills have proven to be invaluable to the company. She now manages the entire office, including customer service, scheduling and managing the photographers. Outside of work, she and her husband love to travel, where Sandra enjoys landscape and nature photography. They have three children and one fur-baby, Augie the Doggie. 

Christy Dante

Yearbook Manager

If you have a Kaiser Studio yearbook account, you will be working closely with Christy throughout the school year. Christy takes pride in making sure every school is completely satisfied with their yearbook. Prior to managing the yearbook department, Christy began her career at Kaiser Studio as a school picture photographer in 2009. Since then she has become an important part of our staff, lending her talents to many departments. Now that she’s an empty nester, Christy spends her newfound free time going to the movies and walking her Yorkie-Poo pup.

Julie Yakey

School Support/Customer Service Manager

Julie started in 2013. She oversee our customer service department. In addition to assisting customers with any questions they have about their school pictures, Julie is our main contact for the schools we service. Julie schedules picture dates and makes sure that we send enough photographers to get the job done right! When she’s not working, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

Michael Mendola

Photography & Equipment Manager

Michael (or as he is more affectionally called – Mikey!) became a Kaiser Studio school photographer in 2017 and oversees the training of our new photographers and helps our experienced photographers refine their skills. Mikey is always on the move and keeps busy maintaining equipment, troubleshooting for our photographers and working on various projects around the studio.

Debbie Peterson

Studio Photographer

Debbie started in 2019 as a school photographer. She has transitioned to our in-studio photographer while maintaining her school photographer schedule. When she isn’t working, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, and zipping around town in her sports car.

Nicole Capodacqua



Dayna Plotkowski

Data / Composites

Dayna has been a valuable member of the Kaiser Studio team since 2008. She started as a photographer, which she has obtained her degree in. Over the years, she worked in different stages of the process, from production to packing. She currently works closely with all our schools to make sure we have the most up to date information before capturing student photos. Once the images have been processed, Dayna designs beautiful graduate and classroom composites. When Dayna is not in the office, she enjoys animals and the great outdoors.

Hillary Sandusky