Lori Rupp, Owner
Lori loves creating and preserving memories, gratitude, and making people happy! She's always thinking of others, is a glowing radiance of positivity everywhere she goes, and is all about health and wellness. She is a proud mom of two beautiful daughters, a loving wife to her husband Joel of over 20 years, and in addition to keeping us all focused here at Kohne she is a SendOutCards representative and also Northwest Ohio's BNI regional growth coordinator.
GARY BENDIG, OWNER
Canon shooter, natural-born teacher, musician, nature and wildlife specialist.
I’ve never met a bird I didn’t like (except for the Belted Kingfisher, but never mind that, okay?). There’s just something about their wide diversity, great abundance, the ability to fly, and their harmless, bashful behavior that makes them such a pleasing subject for both study and photographs.
You and I can talk about telephotos and scans, printing, places, Adobe Photoshop and filters (both real and electronic), custom order forms for your new photography business, canvas wraps, metal art, posters, framing, scanning, classic film cameras and the whole world of camera science and what to do to make your camera work the way you want it to: to get you the professional results you require.
mike, General Manager
A family man at heart, Mike is great at solving problems and is always there for employees and customers alike. He is the father of two adorable kids, a great husband to his wife of more than 20 years, and has been working at Kohne for even longer than that! You'll often find him fixing paperwork, entering data and handing out spreadsheets, making sure we have all that awesome gear in our store, working on scanning your precious photos, or just about anything else you can think of.
Char, Lead Printer
While not actually a machine herself, Char prints orders so fast she might eventually be able to be classified as such. Skilled in efficient color correcting and self management Char is a valuable member of our team. When not printing 100 4x6s faster than you can blink, Char enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids (when they aren't off at college of course), as well as taking portraits.
Preston, lead sales
Preston is our lead sales guy. You will most likely see his smiling face first when you come into the store.His passions include videography and photography. He is familiar with Canon cameras along with techniques in long exposure, photoshop manipulation, and Lightroom editing.
-"If you can imagine it, it can happen!"
Tetyana, Print services
Although born and raised in Ukraine, she met her husband at Cedar Point and they have been married for 7 years; her two beautiful children followed sometime later. She loves portrait, beauty close-up and conceptual photography, and is quite adept at all three.
When at Kohne Camera, you’ll usually find her in the printing department but she also creates the slates, metal prints, coffee cups, slippers, neckties and all the awesome things you can get in our custom gift department.
GRANT, SALES services
Grant is also in our sales department and he's just as comfortable with a skateboard under his feet as he is with a camera in his hands. If you don't see Preston when you enter Kohne Camera, then you'll probably see this guy! Videography or photography, he's been around the block and knows what you will need to achieve your photo goals. Experienced in Fuji and Nikon, if he's not making videos then you'll find him snapping a street or landscape photo.