Lori Rupp, Owner
Lori loves creating and preserving memories and making people smile! 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 25 years, and in addition to keeping us all focused here at Kohne she is a SendOutCards representative and also been a Northwest Ohio's BNI regional growth coordinator and President as well.
GARY BENDIG, OWNER
Canon shooter, natural-born teacher, musician, nature and wildlife specialist.
He’s never met a bird he didn’t like. There’s just something about their wide diversity, great abundance, ability to fly, and their harmless, bashful behavior that makes them such a pleasing subject for photographs so you’ll usually find him in the wetlands just east of Toledo.
While at Kohne’s, you’d seek out Gary for expert help with printing and finishing your large format outputs, Photoshop, 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 in order to get the pictures you want to take.
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 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 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 particularly familiar with Canon cameras along with techniques in long exposure, landscape photography, photoshop manipulation and Lightroom editing, but close-up (macro) stuff is his main photo love.
-"If you can imagine it, it can happen!"
GRACE, CUSTOMER service/PRODUCER
Grace is our resident goof, always armed and ready to go with a smile and a laugh. You’ll find her just about anywhere here at Kohne Camera, though you’re most likely to find her either checking the quality of each project that goes out the door or scanning photos, slides and negatives.
As the youngest of 5 siblings, Grace knows how to handle chaos, which translates well for our customers when they need troubleshooting or creative guidance. When Grace isn’t working, you’ll find her hanging out with her family, her two dogs, or at a park getting some scenic shots.
GRANT, SALES services
Grant is just as comfortable with a skateboard under his feet as he is with a camera in his hands.
Whether discussing video or still photography methods and equipment, he's been around the block and knows what you will need to achieve the professional results you desire.
Especially experienced in both Fuji and Nikon, he’s ready to talk or listen, and if he's not making a video, then you'll find him snapping a street or landscape photo.
Don’t let his age fool you; this guy knows things!