Don’s decade long career in hospitality culminated with their role as the Director of Events for the world renowned Beverly Hilton. Determined to pursue a life-long passion, Don and his wife Emily opened their photography studio 15 years ago guided by and based largely on principles learned on the front lines of hospitality. Creating an award winning studio photographing from Dallas to destinations around the world, The Mamones are confident their success is due in no small part to their People First Then Profit philosophy.
As a speaker, strategist, coach and catalyst, Don is dedicated to helping teach creative entrepreneurs how to revolutionize their business by building legacy brands that attract their dream clients for life! Don lives happily outside the gender binary as a spouse to their beautiful & talented wife Emily and as a proud parent to their intelligent & adorable daughter Frankie.
I took the full-time leap into my own photography business, The Mamones, along with my wife Emily. Nervous about supporting our family on meager beginnings, I did the only thing I knew how: I launched himself into my local community. Starting with committee involvement in NACE, I devoted my time and my heart to connecting with events professionals. I genuinely invested my time and effort into the success of the people I met.
Before long, business was booming. Over the last 10 years, I paid for only one ad and have never showed up on the first page of Google. Instead, I achieved success by focusing my entire marketing investment in personal relationships. By building a vibrant loyal community through a strong relationship marketing strategy, my full-time business has thrived and supported my family for 10 years.
When you support the growth of professionals in your community and fiercely focus on the customer experience, success is inevitable. You don’t need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on the latest marketing avenue for your business to thrive. Any business can achieve consistent success by giving to the community. I can show you how!