Office Team

Bob is owner and a proud part of our TrueArt Creative Team
Gary Reed is our Co-Owner and a proud member of our TrueArt Creative Team
Betty Reed is our Co-Owner and a proud member of our TrueArt Office Team
Kim Reed

BobBob Reed

I have been in the photographic industry almost as long as ants have been building ant colonies. My father introduced me to the photographic arts at the age of 14. I can remember the first time I saw a black & white image being developed in a tray—seeing the image appear on that blank piece of paper was absolute magic! I was hooked from that point on. So, by the time I went into the military as a Navy Photographer, I was probably one of the youngest people to ever own three Leica cameras!

I started this business with my wife and co-partner, Betty, in 1976 in our basement in Lakewood, Colorado, under the corporate name of Reed Photo Art. Back then the industry was exclusively film and I was an expert film and transparency retouch artist. In the mid 1990’s we embraced the arrival of the Digital Revolution by changing our name to Reed Photo Imaging. But, a few years ago we recognized the changes taking place in our industry and changed our name a third time to Reed Art & Imaging to better reflect the fine art clientele we continue to serve and the products we proudly produce. We are not a traditional photo lab like we were 35 years ago, but have evolved to serve the fine art community. I believe we have built one of the finest Print-making studios in the country

I have seen our industry go through incredible changes since we opened our doors over 40 years ago. In order to navigate the challenges brought on during decades of industry and economic ups and downs, I have had to be a person of vision and resolve. As a result, I earned a Doctorate degree from the “University of Hard Knocks”. As the owner of this great and creative company, I have had to wear many hats—leader, innovator, visionary, teacher, mentor, even janitor. I have always been a hands-on owner, and love answering the phone or helping customers who come through the front door. I’m still involved in the day-to-day operations because I still have the passion for what I started in 1976. I enjoy being a daily resource of information, not only for our artistic creative team, but also for our valued customers who come in or call to discuss their special project.

Because I’m usually the first one here in the morning and the last to leave, some think that I never leave this place. But, I do enjoy spending time in my backyard, sitting at the edge of my Koi pond feeding the Koi and having a cup of coffee. People always ask me when I’m going to retire. Never! I love this company and can’t think of anything else I’d rather do!

Kim

Kim Reed

I was born in Minnesota and moved to Colorado as a teenager and have always been interested in mathematics and science. As a kid, remote controlled airplanes fascinated me. I attended Colorado State University as a Physics major and eventually changed course to received my degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Colorado at Denver. I write computer programs for mobile devices and our interactive consumer website, SignsForYourLife.com. I love sorting out puzzles, which explains why I’m also one of the guys who fixes the computers.

Married and the Father of three children, I am one of the owners and President of Reed Art & Imaging.

GaryGary Reed

It all began long, long ago in a tiny basement darkroom. After several years of being self-taught in the photographic arts and darkroom techniques and loving every minute of it, I decided to get professional help and landed at The Colorado Institute of Art. In 1984 I started at Pallas Photo Labs and in 1991 I made the move to Reed Photo-Art. First of all what a great name for a lab and my business card looks very impressive! Being a part of the Reed ‘family’ continues to be a great experience. Although not a blood family member, I certainly have given enough of it along with some sweat and tears to become a part of the key management team. I have been living in the photographic-arts, graphics and fine art printing world since 1979 primarily in production, sales and advising of photo and graphic products and services for both the professional / commercial markets and consumers alike. I like to think of myself as a ‘guide’ for those in need of assistance, advice or just a friendly face in the industry to help bounce some ideas around. As far as a job description, Production Manager, General Manager, Sales Manager, Installation Guy and even Fireman all apply! Wrap it all up and call it what you want, but I call it being extremely fortunate to be able to work in my play and play in my work. Another part of this business I love is all the creative people I get to meet. I have participated in so many photographic, art and industry related social groups that I have lost track. I believe being around so many creative people both here at Reed and outside of the lab keeps me on my toes and keeps my head in a creative mindset and feeds my soul. I was an active board member (VP and Treasurer) of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe from 2003 to 2016 and am currently the board chair of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. I work closely with city agencies like Arts and Venues, DOCA, Create Denver, Greenprint Denver, Downtown Denver Partnership and Visit Denver. I am an advisory board member for the T.H Pickens and Cherry Creek School District photography programs. In the last 3 years I have been on two committees for the City of Denver’s Public Art Program and had a hand in choosing the artist and the artwork for locations around the city. Add to that a couple more board positions with the City of Denver regarding historic districts and alternative transportation. Being an active participant in the community and helping to shape our little corner of the world has always been important to me. What do I like to do for fun? Well, if it’s on 2 wheels count me in. From bicycle to motorcycle touring, I love to have the wind in my hair. If there is snow on the ground I’m probably on skis somewhere in the back country and no matter what, I probably have a camera with me. Still shooting a little film but now mostly digital cause it’s just plain fun. I’ll surely play out this passion of mine to the very end when they have to pry a camera out of my cold, dead …well, you get the picture!

BarbBarb Pullin

I have worked in the Print-making business as an accounting professional since 1979 & joined the great Reed team in 1990. In 1995, I was asked to be a key management decision maker and took over the Accounting Manager position in 2003. I have a solid background and track record in implementing new procedures for a more efficient and accurate work flow. I reconcile the beans all day long from A/R, A/P, H/R, Benefit Administrator, Payroll and Taxes. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, I learned that a great work ethic is very important and I believe all things should be balanced. I’ve been fortunate that Reed has many people to learn from and my knowledge of accounting has come from a kind former boss and other bookkeepers. I enjoy working on Reed’s marketing committee. My creative side is taking photographs and making them into photo jewelry; I love the outdoors while hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and gardening.
I try to travel as much as possible and I love to laugh…loudly!

BettyBetty Reed

I started in this business in 1976 with my husband Bob. At that time, my only experience in the photo lab business had been negative retouching for a large lab in Minneapolis, a talent and skill that proved to be very useful when we started our business. During these years I’ve worked in many departments of the lab, but now I’m in customer service. I enjoy working with customers on their projects so we can satisfy their needs. Being patient and a good listener for others can change their bad day into a great day. I believe my work ethics came from growing up in the country and always being around people who want to do their part to make this a better place. I truly value our upbringing for so many reasons. It has influenced us in who we are and what we have accomplished in our years of business. I have tried to be the even keel of our business. I am able to listen to the pros and cons on any issue and add my input.

Cyndy Stiller

Twelve years as a high school teacher was the perfect preparation for my position at Reed Art & Imaging as the Personal Assistant to the company president, Kim Reed. Teaching teenagers was a good proving ground for me to stay organized, calm and on-task with even the most demanding of projects and schedules.

I was initiated very early into the digital publishing industry in the 1980s as I began a career in writing, publishing, editing, photographic arts, desktop publishing, and graphic design. But, it wasn’t until an opportunity to become a private high school teacher, which included being an adviser for both the yearbook and newspaper, that I discovered a passion for teaching. Something that I am very proud of is that those two scholastic publications were consistent award winners every year during my time as adviser. Those years as a teacher helped me develop perspective, patience, and respect for people, which I believe have been the most important tools in my drawer as I interact with Reed clients and employees every day.

I started at Reed in 2006 as a Guest Services Rep. I loved the personal aspect of that job, assisting and getting to know artists and photographers from all over the globe, and being a trusted part of their creative process. But, I was intrigued when asked to step into a newly-created position in Fall, 2016, as Personal Assistant to Kim Reed. It’s just the most recent of many life opportunities that I have encountered where I have said to myself, “yes, I think I can do that.” Some of the biggest blessings in my life have come because I was stretched beyond my comfort zone.

I believe in this company and am thrilled to be part of the support team that undergirds the ongoing strength of its legacy in our community. But, one of the things that I think makes Reed so special is the family atmosphere. Those of us who work here are considered family, as are so many of our clients, too. So, when I’m not working beside my Reed family, you’ll likely find my husband and me surrounded by our noisy clan of daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, and a gaggle of young people who have claimed us as their own. So, on any given Sunday, if you find yourself in our neighborhood, drop on in! There’s always room for one more at our dinner table.