About Us

We are PhotoPanda

You have found the expert team at mail-in photo digitizing. We have been preserving history since 2018, developing new and exciting scanning techniques to preserve your history. We started as a small local company in California but have now opened our doors to the entire United States.

Since then, our certified photo scanning technicians have automated large parts of the digitizing process, which allows us to keep prices as low as possible. Together, we have created the safest and fastest photo scanning company in the US.

We Cherish What’s Important

We believe the world is made a better place when we treasure what’s important. Our organization gives a majority of its operating revenue to charities like the WWF, Open Source Software foundations, and other causes supporting a brighter future.

Our mission is to contribute more than we take.

PhotoPanda splits its operating profit evenly between the following groups and organizations:

World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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World Wildlife Fund works in nearly 100 countries to tackle the most pressing issues at the intersection of nature, people, and climate. We collaborate with local communities to conserve the natural resources we all depend on and build a future in which people and nature thrive. Together with partners at all levels, we transform markets and policies toward sustainability, tackle the threats driving the climate crisis, and protect and restore wildlife and their habitats.

Free Open Source Software Organizations

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You can find us on our our public github page for minor sponsorships and funding.

1. Mozilla

We are committed to an internet that promotes civil discourse, human dignity, and individual expression.

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2. FDroid (OpenCollective)

F-Droid is a robot with a passion for Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on the Android platform. On this site you’ll find a repository of FOSS apps, along with an Android client to perform installations and updates, news, reviews, and other features covering all things Android and software-freedom related.

3. Github Open Source Libraries

Everyone should be able to afford to contribute to open source. Help make open source a viable, lucrative career path for people to create and contribute to our digital infrastructure. Sponsor the open source software your team has built its business on. Fund the projects that make up your software supply chain to improve its performance, reliability, and stability.

Our Lab

At PhotoPanda, many of us work from home doing support and product development. Our main scanning laboratory is an office space near Old Town Temecula, California.

Because of the sensitive nature of the documents inside, we don’t make our lab address public. You’re more than welcome to send us mail to our PO Box:

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PhotoPanda
30777 Rancho California Rd
#891732
Temecula, CA 92591

Careers

Join Us - We’re Hiring!

We’re a group of like-minded individuals who came together to fulfill a common cause. If you’re dedicated to your craft and interested in joining our talented team, please reach out to as at [email protected]

Our Team

At PhotoPanda, we're a small team of professionals dedicated to our craft. Combined we have decades of experience at photo digitizing, expert customer relations, and community service.

Janet Carson

Claire Wilson

PhotoPanda Digitizing Technician

Claire Wilson is a Digitizing Technician at Temecula, California-based company called PhotoPanda. Claire’s interest in the field of scanning has developed over the course of her career. She has used her graphics editing skills to teach others about photography and how to scan photos.

In her free time, Claire enjoys reading science fiction novels and cooking French food.

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Denise Milligan

PhotoPanda Digitizing Technician

Denise Milligan is a Digitizing Technician at PhotoPanda. She’s introverted, detail oriented and kind. Some of her hobbies include gardening, which she really enjoys as it brings her back to the earth and the beauty of nature. Denise has been in love with the natural world since she was a child collecting bugs and other insects when times were tough for her family. Now, Denise spends her free time caring for plants and trees in her yard, getting deep into their roots, exploring life on Earth.

Denise is also very sincere and she always delivers what’s promised as per PhotoPanda’s mission statement “Protecting what’s precious”. She is currently happily married to an accountant at Oracle who lives nearby.

Janet Carson

Janet Carson

PhotoPanda Lead Support; Liaison

Janet has led support for a large-scale photo scanning company for over 5 years. She started out as a customer service representative and was quickly promoted to supervisor. She has had the same role ever since, but now leads her team in providing support for all of their customers.

Janet is a hard worker with an innovative mind. In the beginning, she was the only customer service representative, so she had to do everything herself. This allowed her to take on new projects and make a lot of progress in short periods of time. Janet is also a very kind person with leadership skills that are proven by her selection as leader of her team.

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Joseph Medeiros

Logistics Manager

Joseph Medeiros is a hardworking, detail-oriented individual who has an array of skills. He enjoys tinkering around on cars and working with his hands. He has a keen eye for details, which comes in handy when packing items for shipping. Joseph likes to be the center of attention, so he is always the one cracking jokes at the office!

Ever since he was a kid racing bikes in the neighborhood, Joseph Medeiros has always wanted to own his own car parts store. When he isn’t working on cars or telling jokes at work, you can find him tinkering around with his friends as they brainstorm ideas for their new business ideas!

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Katherine Langan

Social Media and Advertising

Katherine Langan is a social media and advertising enthusiast with a passion for Netflix, baking, volunteerism and fitness. As an accountant by trade, Katherine brings professional organization to PhotoPanda’s social media and helps them to target the right audience. With over 6- years of experience in communications and marketing strategy at multiple Fortune 500 companies.

Katherine also spends her time in high-intensity workout classes like Orange Theory or CrossFit where she can be found wearing bright colors, or though zzzqueen treats which she bakes anytime her hands have some free time.

She appreciates all the grey that comes with “living the dream”, hard work, dedication and getting up after a fall. Katherine’s many years of experience have provided her with diverse and customized skill sets.

  1. Communications: from writing and blogging to social media management - Katherine can write copy for web pages or blogs, create strong content for social media messages and manage/expand/optimize your marketing reach across various platforms.
  2. Health Education: Katherine specializes in helping individuals provide care for themselves or loved ones One talent includes wellness coaching services which have led to success with clients experiencing weight loss due to reduced sugar intake; resolving symptoms of depression with lifestyle changes; improving sleep quality; reducing anxiety by prioritizing self-care.
  3. Marketing Expertise: Katherine’s 5+ year marketing career will help you take your products or service to the next level. From developing your brand identity to managing critical marketing objectives.
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Patricia Cunningham

PhotoPanda Lead Digitizing Technician

Patricia Cunningham has been a technician in the field of photo scanning for over 15 years. With an extensive background in art and design, she took a chance on a new position at PhotoPanda when the company was just getting started. Patricia’s greatest attribute is her ability to innovate in order to find solutions to problems in a dynamic environment.

Patty has overseen the development and installation of state-of-the-art photo scanning equipment and techniques. She often acts as an ambassador for the company, teaching seminars on photo scanning at companies around the world. Patty also oversees many of PhotoPanda’s marketing efforts, which includes managing social media platforms and publishing blogs on photography topics.

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Quinn Casey

Technology Development Lead

Quinn Casey is a software developer living in Temecula, California. Quinn was born and raised in Boston, MA. He has a degree in computer science from Emerson College.

He took up coding again and eventually landed a job developing software for photo scanning companies. Quinn enjoys improv as well as singing. His favorite film is The Legend of Tarzan because of the monkey scene with gorillas.