Neal Lester serves in the role of Field Operations Manager for Strawbridge Studios, Inc. Neal joined Strawbridge Studios in 1999 upon graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He started with the company as a photographer, and soon after became a Territory Manager in Central North Carolina. In January of 2007, Neal was promoted to his current role, where he oversees their entire photography and sales staff, monitoring company growth and profitability. Neal works as a direct liaison between their photography/sales staff and ownership. Neal has played an integral part in the growth of Strawbridge Studios, as he was one of only 30 photographers on staff when hired, but now manages a staff of hundreds of photographers and sales representatives. Neal currently resides in Wake Forest, NC with his wife and two teenage daughters.