About Us

This is where you find out more about us. 🙂

Rachel Houghton:

Rachel is a photographer, writer, and designer.

Rachel has led a versatile 22-year career as a technical communicator, which includes being a lone writer, contractor, and an employee in various industries.

She is an STC Fellow, past Society-level Secretary for STC, past program chair of the STC Summit, competition judge, and book reviewer for the STC journal, Technical Communication. Rachel was actively involved in the STC Willamette Valley community from 1998 to 2013, holding many positions on the leadership council, including chapter president. From 2013 to the present, Rachel has turned her talents to the STC Phoenix chapter, and is currently serving as the website content editor.

Since 1999, Rachel has also been a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and STC’s unofficial photographer at many local and international STC events. Her photographs have appeared in STC Intercom, the Willamette Valley Chapter website and newsletter, the Phoenix chapter website, and STC’s Notebook blog.

Bob Houghton:

Bob is a videographer, video editor, and a retired software engineer and architect.

After building software for over 35 years for some of the largest software and hardware companies in the world and the US government, he recently left it to concentrate on video production.

Today, Bob is a fulltime freelance videographer and editor. He specializes in high resolution, high color depth video content using professional lighting and heavy gear. His primary focus is helping small businesses compete on the Internet with sophisticated websites that contain content that can attract the attention of the Internet savy consumer.

If you would like to preview some of his recent work, visit the Video Productions section of this site for samples.