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Elaine Milke Herchock


1959 I was a Secretary at Jam Handy Org., a company that produced movies & slide show training films for the automotive industry.

1961 - To have summers off, I was a Sec'y at Pershing.

1962 I married Joseph Herchock - 10 years my senior,Phys. Ed. Teacher, in 1973 became Assist. Princ. for Warren Con. In 1963 we owned & operated the 9th Little Caesars Pizzeria - Mike & Miriam Illitch flipped pizzas side by side on opening day.
1965 Jan. Sold Little Caesars
1965 Aug. Jeannine was born.

1968-April moved to Thousand Oaks Calif.
1968-July Susan was born.I loved Cal.not Joe
1970 Returned home to Sterling Heights,MI

I was a stay-at-home mom. I had a back injury in late 1972. 1973 back surgery, & my activities were limited. I volunteered for the Arts, Chairman of many Fund-Raising Events for: MCCC Barn Theatre, MCCC Performing Arts Steering Committee Chairman, Warren Symphony League Ball,Northeast Child Guidance Clinic,etc.

1977 we divorced. He got the cabin, I got 3 lovely daughters, 4,7,10 yrs. old, a cat a mortgage, & no money or job.
1977-Sept. enrolled at MCCC. Student Loans, Financial Aid,Food Stamps,kept us going.

1979 from MCCC- Assoc. in Bus.Mgmt.Magna-Cum-Laude. I wouldn't let a 7am-7pm job keep me from my girls. We were in school/home at the same time.

Summers jobs were at:MCCC Dean(Writer) Det. Edison(Tech. Writer) Ford Motor,(Sec'y) City Planning Corp.(Sec'y).

1979-Sept. enrolled at Oakland Univ.
1981-June. BA -Comm. Arts/Management, Magna-Cum-Laude.
1981-Jan. Internship/WDIV-TV-4,hired as TV Producer on Sat.Night Music Machine,3 yrs.

1983-Created Interiors by Elaine, Ltd.-Interior Designer-Homerama Showhouses,15,000 sq.ft.Homes-Blueprint up, etc.

1987-June. Moved to home on private peninsula on Lake St. Clair. my Studio was a furnished bldg.on the canal in back.LOVED IT

1992-Serious injury precluded me from doing Interior Design.

1994-Out of 8000 photographs-My photograph got 1st place in the Kodak National Photography Contest. Kicked off my 'next' career, Professional Photography business.

1995-Design Studio became Photography Studio.
Mentored by GM/Time/Life/Vietnam-Combat Photographer-Invested his 40 yrs. of knowledge in me, He's an angel!!One of many that have touched my life.

Courtesy of Photography, traveled to Greece, Crete, Bali-Indonesia aboard a 62' yacht, Spain, Poland,Auschwitz, Prague, England,
Venice, Florence, and Rome during the 2000 Jubilee, and had an audience with Pope John Paul II.

While raising my daughters, we traveled to Hillsborough Beach, Florida, Toronto, Washington, D.C., New York City, Philadelphia,





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