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Ford Bond
Phone: (813) 503-2327 cel
655 No Bend Dr
                                                                                 
Email:fbond@earthlink.net
Boydton, VA 23917

Web: http://fbond.zenfolio.com


http://virtuallythereartandphotography.com






 
Objective
I want to use my professional skills in genealogy, computer imaging, database management and photography, to further help

others by assisting with or as a project manager on research, scanning, imaging, publishing, and database projects.

Specific Skills
 As a genealogist, I have been involved with computer based and traditional genealogical research for over 30 years.  I have

worked as a Genealogical Library assistant helping patrons research, find and organize their ancestors in a genealogical

database and have extensive experience scanning historical and engineering drawings.


I am a Commercial and Advertising Photographer with extensive knowledge in publishing, imaging, databases, computer

graphics and Photoshop editing.  As a teacher, I have taught a wide range of basic, intermediate and advanced computer

application courses, including network engineering, genealogical applications, computer graphics, scanning and document

preservation.
Experience
2018                 Launched Virtually There Art & Photography
2018-Present Fort Hamby & W. Kerr Scott Lake USACE
      Volunteer & Park Attendant
2017-2018     US Park Service Cowpens Battlefield
Volunteer
2016-2017        USACE Petersburg Campground
US Govt. Contractor 2 Year contract April to October as Park attendant.
2015  2017          Lincoln County Library,  Lincoln County, Georgia
Library Assistant in the Genealogy Room
I have worked both as a volunteer and paid through grants. I was responsible for genealogy services to patrons and genealogy

research for the library.  I maintain and contribute to the Libraries extensive genealogy database. I am organizing and evaluating

an extensive collection of images, documents and published resources. 

2014-Present                US Army Strom Thurmond Lake, Clark Hill, Georgia

Volunteer for US Army Corp of Engineers Park my wife and I were park attendants for the Raysville Campground and Amity Park Recreation Areas.
2014                               Senior Net Genealogy
Taught Computer Genealogy with Legacy 8 Software a general 8 week course on genealogy research using legacy and other

Computer Software for family history research
2010 – Present                       Senior Moments Art and Photography - Owner
Sports Action Photographer – provided Equine Photographic service at events in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.

Photographed A and AA Hunter Jumper Shows in South Carolina and Florida. Produced and published family books.
1999- 2010              Virtually There Photography - Owner
Commercial and Portrait Photography – We specialized in location portraiture for ALF and Senior Citizens, digital

publishing of photographic directories, high end digital photographic services and imaging. In 2002 we added Events

photography for motor events; 2004 -2008 we provided photographic services for the equine Industry throughout the SE US.

Member PPA.
1996-1999   Museum of Science and Technology - Tampa Fl
Program manager – Computer Lab manager
Created and implemented the computer education program for the largest Science Museum in South Eastern US.  A program

manager I designed nd supervised the build out and wiring of the computer labs, maintained its instructional computers UNIX

and NT servers.  Administered the NT network and internet frame relay connections, found funding for software and hardware

components and was instructional designer for the curriculum.  Designed and created all catalogues and publications for the

program.
1984-1996                                 Computer Art Services Tampa, FL  President
Created and managed a computer graphics production house.  We produced presentation graphics materials, animations,

video presentations, interactive

training materials, Corporate Brochures and publications for a wide variety of corporate, industrial, educational, not for profit

and governmental organizations . Designed and programmed large-scale imaging and document retrieval systems.  Imaged

8500 Engineering drawings and created a visual basic informational retrieval system for the City of Lakeland, FL.  Designed

and created an informational and visual database of all bridges in Lee County Florida.  Details of other projects on request.

1976-1996-              Ford Bond Photography – Williamsburg VA and Tampa FL  President

Commercial and Advertising Photographer - Location Photography, Table top Antiques, silver, food, furniture and interiors,

magazine covers, newspaper and magazine display ads, corporate brochures and annual reports, models and political

campaign photography.
1977-1979                               The York Town Crier Yorktown VA  Photo Editor
Photojournalist, editor & writer, designed and set photographic standards for an award winning weekly newspaper still in publication

35 years later.  Worked as graphic designer and layout artist and created camera-ready layouts for the printer.  Member NPPA.
          1972-1976                                US Tax Court                  Deputy Clerk of Court
Field representative of Clerk of Court Holding court sessions in 70 cities throughout the US. Responsible for creation of Court

documents for the Judges, managing the court sessions, field expert on procedural law, interacting with attorneys and participants

in the court session, assisting the Judges, and responsible for personal travel arrangements,
Education
1969     The College of William and Mary Williamsburg VA
BA Economics
Post graduate studies in Anthropology
Professional Associations and Organizations (present and past)
Aiken Artists Guild, National Press Photographer’s Assn., Tampa professional photographers Assn., Florida Professional Photographer’s

Assn., Professional Photographers of America, Beech Island Historical Society, Lincoln County Historical Society, Edgefield Historical

Society, Officer Florida Genealogical Society, Florida Motion Picture and Television Assn., International Television Assn.

Other Interests Historical Research and Genealogy – Have developed over the past 25 years an extensive family genealogical database

of over 60,000 related individuals. Portions of this database are published privately, in print, and on the internet.   My 2009 Bond Family

Genealogy is used by the Isle of Wight County, Virginia for its Bond Family Web Pages.  I was for several years a historical Interpreter,

craft shops tour guide and blacksmith, for Colonial Williamsburg.

                                                                                           Partial Client List Commercial and Advertising Photography

As a photojournalist and photo illustrator, Ford Bond's photography has appeared in Architectural Digest, Connoisseur, Homes

International, London Portrait, Southern Accents and other magazines. Ford was the photo editor for the York Town Crier. His editorial

photography included covers for Tampa Bay Magazine, Tampa Bay Life, Tampa bay Business and Excel Magazine. Photos appeared in

the book Christmas ideas from Williamsburg by Edna S. Pennell, Corporate photography included Anchor Glass, AquaCal, Anheuser-

Busch, Amoco Split Second, Barnett International, Briggs Plumbing, Kidde Corp, Celotex, Clinique, Cocoa-Cola USA, Dental Health

Services, Edwards Tobacco, IBM, Jim Reeves Auto Imports (Zimmer), Jim Walter Homes, Leslie Controls, Owens-Illinois,  Previews Inc.,

Pizza Hut, Ricks Wilson Ltd., Rutenburg Homes, Shah Abbas Collection Oriental Rugs, Shirley Pewter, The College of William & Mary,

Thomson Newspapers, Trans-Global Frozen Foods, Tropicana, University of South Florida, Whaling Company, and Zackley's

Restaurant.

Custom Presentation materials created for Allstate, Anchor Glass, Armed Forces Financial Network, Cellular One, Celotex, CH2MHill,

City of Lakeland, City of Tampa, CLM Systems, Custom Compactor Corp., DSA Engineering, Florida Department of Natural Resources’,

Florida Marine Research Institute, Florida Power, Florida Steel, Geraghty & Miller, Consulting Engineers, Greiner Engineering, HDR

Engineers, IBM Corp, Jim Walter Research Corp, Leslie Controls, Mariners Museum, Museum of Science & Industry, Paradise Fruit,

PBS&J, Publix Super Markets, RS&H, Southern Bell, State farm, Tampa Reprographics, Terra Vac., Tropicana, USF College of Bio-Medical

Research Center, and West & Company. Created Database of Photos of students, activities and Campus for USF and updated visual files

for USF Publications department.  Photos used for campus publications, catalogues and directories.Design and implementation of a

large scale document imaging and retrieval system for the Engineering Department of the City of Lakeland, Florida. 8500 engineering

drawings were scanned and stored on Compact Disk. A custom visual database retrieval system was created and installed.