Community

All of us here at Tyler Chartier Photography feel strongly that we can be more than just a business. We have a responsibility to also be good citizens of the world, and helpful members of our community. Globally, we believe ideas like energy efficiency, sustainability and inclusivity are great for our business, and imperative for the world we will leave to our children. Locally, we give back by volunteering for the organizations below with the goal of strengthening and enriching our communities.

Society for Marketing Professional Services

Tyler serves on the board of directors of our local SMPS Chapter. He is honored and delighted to be a part of this team of dedicated marketing pros. The Society for Marketing Professional Services is a community of marketing and business development professionals working to advance industry best practices and develop business relationships for their A/E/C companies. SMPS offers members professional development, leadership opportunities, and marketing resources to enhance their careers. 

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American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire

Tyler is honored to give back to our A/E/C community in the North Bay by serving on the board of directors. Our local chapter of the national AIA helps the architectural community by providing professional development, continuing eduction, local and national advocacy, and design awards. As an architectural photographer, Tyler brings the perspective of an outsider with an understanding of the industry, and an appreciation for the challenges that face our local architectural firms. 

Rebuilding Together, Petaluma

Tyler has had the honor and the pleasure of serving on the board of Rebuilding Together Petaluma for the past 5 years. RPT helps Petaluma’s most vulnerable homeowners age in place by keeping their homes safe, warm, and dry. RTP typically serves homeowners who are disabled and/or very old and have no family or community to help with home upkeep and repair. Improvements include anything from replacing a leaking roof, plumbing and electrical repairs, to accessibility modifications like replacing stairs with a ramp, and installing grab bars in a bathroom. The loyal donors and tireless volunteers who continue to give so much to those in need through RTP exemplifies the generous spirit of Petaluma and the inspiring community of neighbors who live here.

Petaluma Public Art Committee

As a city council appointed member of the Petaluma Public Art Committee, Caroline gets the privilege of helping the city of Petaluma commission, acquire, and maintain public art. The PPAC is part of the public art ordinance, which requires commercial developments over $500,000 to contribute 1% of the budget to public art. Caroline gets to help developers select art to put on site, or guide the city with how to spend their “in lieu” funds on original or existing artwork. Caroline feels strongly about supporting the arts, making it accessible to all, and making Petaluma even more beautiful, weird, and special than it already is. 

Heritage Homes

Caroline also is on the board of Heritage Homes, Petaluma. Heritage Homes celebrates the rich history of vintage homes and buildings in Petaluma. While a lot of the older buildings in the Bay Area were decimated in the 1906 earthquake, Petaluma was largely spared, leaving the city with a large collection of  historical homes. Heritage Homes is an advocate for their preservation, restoration, legacy and documentation. As a board member, Caroline helps to carry out these principals and gets to drool over some really gorgeous homes! 

The Artists’ Fellowship

The Artists’ Fellowship is a charitable foundation that financially assists professional visual artists and their families in times of emergency, disability, or bereavement. The Artists’ Fellowship aided several California artists after the Santa Rosa fires in 2017. Peggy is privileged to serve on the volunteer board of trustees and shares a letter from an aid recipient that tells the story: 

“You have no idea of the tremendous relief you have brought from the nightmarish burden of not being able to continue working. To be able to turn the key in the lock in the studio each morning, sit down and begin mixing my palette for the day’s work, is the most rewarding experience any man could hope for. Thank you one and all.”

Susan Kathleen Black Foundation

Peggy is proud to be a member of the board of directors of the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation, which strives to encourage and nurture artistic creativity by providing grants for art education and by offering art exhibitions, events, and educational programs that raise public awareness and appreciation for the arts.  Over the last 20 years SKB has conducted educational programs for more than 2,000 adults and 20,000 young artists and has mounted numerous museum art exhibitions.  A few years ago, SKB awarded a grant to the Petaluma Arts Center to enhance its Docent Program.