Andy's Moving On from SmugMug

AndyAndy BicameralNew YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
edited October 9, 2012 in SmugMug Support
I've had a long run with SmugMug, since December of 2003 when I started Dgrin at Baldy's request :D Then, officially signing on with SmugMug in September of 2005 and then becoming Chief Operating Officer. When I started at SmugMug, I was the 10th person at the company - and now there are over 110! With me in New York and the company in California, and with so many amazing people that now work at SmugMug, the time has come for me to move on - and that's what I'm doing.

So, what does the future bring for me? I'm not exactly sure, I'm pursuing some different opportunities. I expect to be instructing, teaching, writing, and doing workshops and more. Of course I will continue to be here, helping to make Dgrin as great a forum as possible, and try to help out anyone that needs my assistance.

Thank you all for being here, and for being part of what I love most - the photography community.
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  • mrneutronmrneutron Support Hero Registered Users Posts: 214 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    Best wishes. You will be missed. :_ ( Hope to hear about your new adventures.
    Andy K
    SmugMug Support Hero
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    mrneutron wrote: »
    Best wishes. You will be missed. :_ ( Hope to hear about your new adventures.

    Thanks :D You won't miss me, I'm still here!
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAAdministrators Posts: 13,620 moderator
    edited August 1, 2012
    Wow - that's something I never thought I'd "hear".

    Best wishes Andy! I look forward to continuing to see you here at dgrin.

    --- Denise
  • richWrichW Retired SmugMug QA Southern CaliforniaRegistered Users Posts: 941 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    Any of these planned ? thumb.gif

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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    richW wrote: »
    Any of these planned ? thumb.gif

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    Maybe. But not until my oldest son gets married, which is this weekend!
  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited August 1, 2012
    Wow - that's something I never thought I'd "hear".

    Best wishes Andy! I look forward to continuing to see you here at dgrin.

    --- Denise

    Thanks Denise :D
  • Art ScottArt Scott Have PASSPORT will TRAVEL WICHITA, KS USARegistered Users Posts: 8,959 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
    Good Luck with your new venture(s) and adventure in life...
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  • zacHer0zacHer0 Support Hero Registered Users Posts: 655 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
    Andy wrote: »
    Maybe. But not until my oldest son gets married, which is this weekend!

    Woop woop! Saturday is the big day!
    Zac Williams
    Support Hero
  • WayupthereWayupthere Former SemiPro Noob Registered Users Posts: 179 Major grins
    edited August 2, 2012
    Did you think back in '03 that you would be making this announcement with your 59,596 post.. bowdown.gif
    Gary
  • rich56krich56k Major grins SoCalRegistered Users Posts: 547 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Andy,

    I know the future will be very bright with whatever you pursue. You're both a scholar and a gentleman (to coin a slightly older phrase) and in the new modern dictionary your image should be shown under the heading of "diplomacy."

    Thanks for all your help over the last few years!

    So after the marriage shouldn't that free you up to "head west young man" eh?

    -rich56k

    PS: Congrats to your son also!
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  • arjunrcarjunrc The laziest photographer Registered Users Posts: 159 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Best of luck, Andy.
    Its funny, you left just around the time I decided to join Smugmug (as a user, though) :-)
  • jfriendjfriend Scripting dude-volunteer Registered Users Posts: 8,097 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Good luck with whatever your next endeavor is, Andy. I'm sure it will be interesting and something you attack with passion.
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  • MalteMalte Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,181 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    You may be excused when you've shipped the ginormous release containing the new default gallery style. mwink.gif

    We go way back man, and I sure will miss you. iloveyou.gif

    Malte
  • Dave EnglishDave English Big grins Registered Users Posts: 46 Big grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Best of luck from England.
  • SamirDSamirD Huntsville Car Scene.com Registered Users Posts: 3,474 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    I'm in utter shock and disbelief. :cry. We've worked together on issues, bumped heads at times, and I have always had a very large amount of respect for you. I can't see Smugmug being the same without you. You leave some very, very big shoes to fill. I wish you the very best in whatever you venture into next--in life and in your career.
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  • Dan7312Dan7312 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,330 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
  • DonRicklinDonRicklin Polysemaniac! Worcester, MA, USARegistered Users Posts: 5,551 Major grins
    edited August 3, 2012
    Andy,

    Thank you for bring me to SmugMug and Dgrin.

    Best of luck for the future. See you around the fora. thumb.gif
    Don

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  • FrankCFrankC Big grins Registered Users Posts: 90 Big grins
    edited August 4, 2012
    Best of luck Andy with your new role(s).

    Glad to see you'll still be around on Dgrin.
  • CraigKCraigK North of Seattle Registered Users Posts: 43 Big grins
    edited August 5, 2012
    Best of luck Andy with whatever the future brings.
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  • LPCLPC Major Grins Registered Users Posts: 481 Major grins
    edited August 5, 2012
    Thanks for your help over the last few years Andy and good luck with the next chapter.
  • John KeaneJohn Keane Big grins Registered Users Posts: 25 Big grins
    edited August 6, 2012
    Moving on
    Andy,
    Thank you for all the support that you have given me over the years (some of which you didn't even know you were giving). Best wishes for you and your business.

    Who knows, maybe someday we will meet up. I'm in Northern NJ.

    I'll still look for you on the forums.

    All the best.
    John
  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,306 Major grins
    edited August 7, 2012
    Good luck Andy...it's been nice having you around. And, I'm happy to see that you'll still be here. Keep life on the front burner...follow your dreams...we only live once...and life is short.
    Remember, no one may want you to take pictures, but they all want to see them.
    Educate yourself like you'll live forever and live like you'll die tomorrow.

    Ed
  • I SimoniusI Simonius WeatherSealedPhotographer Registered Users Posts: 1,034 Major grins
    edited August 8, 2012
    Best wishes and good luck with your new ventures Andy - it's odd to think of you not being part of what I had come to know as the face of smugmug.
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  • CindyCindy Major grins Registered Users Posts: 542 Major grins
    edited August 9, 2012
    :cry Andy it's just not gonna be the same :cry
    You will be missed more than you can possibly imagine I'm certain.
    Wishing you nothing but success & happiness for whatever your future path may hold!
    Thank You for everything you've done here for all of us... both known & unknown!!! bowdown.gif
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited August 11, 2012
    Hey Everyone, thanks for the so very kind words, I appreciate them more than you can know.
    Not sure what I'll be doing long-term, but for now, I'm immersing myself into more workshops!

    http://www.muenchworkshops.com/Workshops Check out my Africa, Shenandoah, California Ranch Experience, Big Sur, Lightroom workshops and more wave.gif
  • DesptachesGalleryDesptachesGallery Grr Despatches Gallery! Registered Users Posts: 278 Major grins
    edited August 22, 2012
    Best for your new adventure..
    Hey Andy - just heard about this. All the best for your new adventures post SM.

    Cheers from Pete and the team @ despatches.
  • SamirDSamirD Huntsville Car Scene.com Registered Users Posts: 3,474 Major grins
    edited August 24, 2012
    Andy wrote: »
    Hey Everyone, thanks for the so very kind words, I appreciate them more than you can know.
    Not sure what I'll be doing long-term, but for now, I'm immersing myself into more workshops!

    http://www.muenchworkshops.com/Workshops Check out my Africa, Shenandoah, California Ranch Experience, Big Sur, Lightroom workshops and more wave.gif
    It's good to see you out doing what you love! iloveyou.gif The love of the perfect shot seems to be a common element that binds us all. thumb.gif
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  • divamumdivamum Major grins Registered Users Posts: 9,021 Major grins
    edited August 25, 2012
    Wow - only just saw this! All the best to you, Andy - you're a fixture here at dgrin, so glad to hear you'll still be hanging around even if moving on to other professional activities. thumb.gif
  • carolinecaroline Major grins Registered Users Posts: 1,302 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2012
    Slow to catch up and sorry!
    Hi Andy,
    I'm so sorry you're leaving Smugmug as for me you've been the 'face' since I came here in 2006.
    I wish you all the best for the future and hope to follow what you do, though i don't expect we'll see you this side of the pond:)
    I can't imaging Smugmug without you somehow but life moves on and I hope it is a good move for you.

    Caroline
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  • AndyAndy Bicameral New YorkRegistered Users Posts: 50,154 Major grins
    edited August 27, 2012
    caroline wrote: »
    though i don't expect we'll see you this side of the pond:)

    I get the UK often, and I'll also be at Photokina in Cologne in just a couple of weeks deal.gif

    Thanks!
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