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Diane Knaus
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061


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CEO Management Experience for www.91informationcorporation.Web- master of a crisis web site for 12 years, newspaper ownership two years, small construction business owner five years. Diane has worked as a freelance photojournalist for over ten years. She is adept at change, and can manage in a changing atmosphere.

Leadership positions in many civic and church related programs. As volunteer coordinator of a $450,000.00 renovation project, the project was completed in 18 months. Her communications skills have been utilized in civic organizations to achieve project completion's which had lain dormant for years. Diane consulted with a second church congregation on a renovation project for $480,000.00 completed in a year.

She furthered her communication skills while in a leadership position in Toastmasters’s International, and by coordinating a regional speakoff. Diane's technical skills include desktop publishing, technical writing/editing, sales letters and content writing. She has designed and operates a web site daily within a Macintosh environment. She has tripled the sites statistics in the past year. As a consultant for Alpha Wolf Technologies, they have doubled their contracts. Her photography skills translate into attractive web pages, many published articles regional and internationally. Diane participates in artist shows in the U. S. and Canada. She has produced four one woman shows in Annapolis, Maryland. Diane also has experience in shooting video, weddings and feature film shots.

Diane has worked in advertising sales for publications, computer networking, camera retail, home remodeling, and florist shops for more than 15 years. She has provided layout and design services on a freelance basis.

Freelance Photojournalist
Diane’s experience in publishing has included feature articles on businesses’ and business owners in newspapers and regional publications in the Maryland area since 1985. As the owner and Editor-in-Chief of the FEELING GREAT newspaper, she wrote on health related information. Many of the articles were profiles of new owners / doctors, and their business at the time. Some articles covered alternative medicine in the Annapolis, Maryland area. Articles were written about the condition of the Chesapeake Bay and then published in the Bay Times Weekly. A series of profiles of women business owners and managers were published in the Severna Park Village Voice. Other pieces were published by "Chesapeake Children" and "What's Up" magazine. Internationally her articles and photographs have appeared in publications in Windsor, Ontario Canada in 2005-2006. Most recently she has had articles published in The City Times newspaper (2005) in Windsor Ontario,Canada, and (profile on the Senior Moments program in the Windsor Police Department, and an interview with Mayor Eddie Francis regarding his feelings about the proposed Schwartz plan regarding the Canadian / US Border for The City Times Newspaper 2005). The Scoop Newspaper as a continuing contributor, and Old Autos newspaper (2006) Windsor, Ontario Canada.

Currently she publishes an online web site and provides emergency information to the public as well as news information on natural disasters.

Published Credits Include:.

Consultant to author Vincent Leggett on his "Blacks of the Chesapeake" (layout and design) book with maritime artist Al Chesley, and photographer Marion Warren.
. Four one woman photography exhibits within two years.
. Official photographer for the Anne Arundel County Fine Arts Foundation 4th July celebration 1998.
. Cover photographs for The New Bay Times, and What’s Up magazine 1998.
. Assignment for What’s Up Magazine for May 1999-Antiques and Quilts article and photographs
. Photography for several book authors for their book jackets
. Articles accepted by The City Times Newspaper Windsor,Ontario
. Public Relations Press Releases for the Metropolitan Community Church of Windsor,Ontario
. Photography show at Maiden Lane Windsor May 15, 2005
. Photography show at Art Speak Gallery Windsor, Ontario July 2005 ,2006
. Articles for The City Times Newspaper “Border Town, an interview with Mayor Eddie Francis and issues concerning the international trade at the border between the US and Canada, the busiest border anywhere. And the article “Senior Citizens Fraud” interview with the volunteer policeman who heads up the senior fraud unit to protect senior citizens in Windsor-May 2005
. Articles for "The Scoop Newspaper" 2006 January, February, March, April, June see published clips
. Article for Windsor Pride Guide "Community" What it is and how do we get it. July 2005, "Hold Hands While Crossing a Street" July 2006
January 2006:
Immigrant Workers - The Scoop Newspaper Windsor Ontario Canada
The Detroit Car Show - February - International Women's Day, Tiny Bubbles in Olde Sandwich Towne-March, Environmentally Safe, Lets Clean up our Act- April, The Olde Sandwich Towne Task Force -June, The Scoop Newspaper
The Scoop Newspaper and Old Autos Newspaper, June
Volunteer in the Ambassador Film Group, Co-author of Mr. Brightside a feature film 2006,still and videographer for the same film)

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Civic Activities:
Community interests and activities include being an active member of her church for over six years, Board of Trustee member, coordinator of two large renovations projects, both were completed within 18 months. Diane had provided press releases for their activities. Community theater, activist, actor, writer, as well as active civic associations and business chambers of commerce in leadership roles. She has written three screenplays in 2004

Community and Civic Organizations:
Severna Park Chamber of Commerce Vice President
Toastmaster's International Speakers Association Vice President
American Business Women's Association
Anne Arundel County Writer's Association
Member of the Annapolis Human Relations Commission for two terms
Member of the Board of Trustees for the Metropolitan Community Church two terms.
Norah in the Auntie Mame production fundraiser for Baltimore MCC church
Coordinator financial seminar at MCC Baltimore 2002
Coordinator of a Regional Speak Off for the Toastmaster's International Organizations
Lay Delegate of the Metropolitan Community Church of Windsor, Ontario 2005-2006
Member of the churches building search committee 2006
Past Member of National Association of Photoshop Professionals 2004
Volunteer for the MCC Bingos monthly as a pay-out master

Computer Technology:
Diane works within a Macintosh G5 environment with Photoshop CS4, and Illustrator, DreamWeaver,and is certified as a desktop publisher, knows Microsoft Word, and Excel.


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