Elizabeth Dirks brings a fresh and exciting attitude to how yearbooks are done on the central coast. With a degree in Journalism and experience as a dedicated teaching professional, she knows what it is like to work hard and have fun.
Prior to joining Linda Long and the Herff Jones team, Elizabeth began her career in public relations working for a high-tech public relations agency in Silicon Valley. She then became a credentialed teacher at Gilroy High School where she taught for four years. She taught English, the student newspaper – The Free Press, and the yearbook. She has had award winning programs for both the yearbook and the newspaper, which won and was nominated for the Pacemaker award. She understands the support and dedication it takes to be a successful sales professional when working as a team with advisers and schools.
Her background in all formats of desktop publishing (InDesign CS, PageMaker and QuarkXpress) and Photoshop CS is invaluable to all yearbook programs. Elizabeth will help your school streamline your yearbook program to keep up with the latest technological trends that fit your needs and budget constraints.
When working with Linda and Elizabeth you are getting the whole package: experience and technology. You will get a team that is committed to meeting your needs, to make your yearbook fun, memorable and journalistic while staying within your budget. They make it easy to help you produce your memories, so that you have the time to make some of your own.