George L.

Walker

You'll find George L. at: Park Ridge

Started at Prairie Path: October 2017

Why did you want to work with animals? I love dogs and enjoy taking their picture!

Did you grow up with pets or have pets of your own? Before our current dog we had wonderful Sara for 17 years. When I was a kid we traveled a lot due to my military family so I owned a rabbit.

Where did you grow up? Grew up in a military family so we moved every couple of years. I grew up on the east coast and went to Munich American High School for 4 years.

When you aren’t caring for pets, what can we find you doing? George  is a dog owner himself. He has one year old Maggie and enjoys taking her to the dog park in Glenview every Sunday. George is recently retired as a 20-year staff photo-journalist with The Daily Herald. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in photojournalism from Columbia College in Chicago and has won many Illinois and National Press Photography Association awards. He currently loves teaching private photography classes. He also works part-time as a pet photographer.

What is a hidden talent of yours? Teaching photography.