• Dede Haas

    Dede Haas, film photographer, is the co-founder of Reflections Within, LLC.  She has over 35 years of experience with photography and recently won the Yellow Ribbon architectural photography award at the 2007 Waterford Fair.

    Dede has over 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, working for mid-size companies such as Intel Corp and SteelCloud, Inc.  Her focus was on business development, sales and marketing.  Dede then started her own consulting company, DLH Services, LLC, concentrating on accelerating the business growth of small and start-up companies through indirect channel sales.  She has served on several boards including, The Northern VA Technology Council, Penn State Alumni Association, Penn State Professional Women’s Network of Washington, DC, was committee chair of Netpreneur and is currently a board member of Arts of Falls Church.

    In early 2007, Dede made a decision to leave the high-tech industry and focus on her love of photography.  She traveled throughout Europe, Southeast Asia, Morocco, Turkey, Croatia, and the United States, including Hawaii to capture images that moved her spirit, inspired her to continue improving her photography skills, and solidified her deep desire to pursue photography as her new career.

    In December of 2007, Dede established a partnership with Mali Phonpadith, internationally published poet, and formed Reflections Within, LLC.

    Mali Phonpadith

    Mali Phonpadith, writer/poet, is the co-founder of Reflections Within, LLC.  She has been writing poetry, short essays, and short stories for over 20 years and is internationally published with various publications.  She has over 400 pieces of written work and was nominated as “Best Poet of the Year” by the International Society of Poets in 2007.

    Mali has over 11 years of marketing, sales, and customer service experience with such companies as Passport Automotive, Century 21 Realty, Universal Systems & Technology, Inc., Izar Associates, Inc.  Currently, she runs a financial service practice as a financial representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.  She creates and implements risk management and investment strategies for clients.

    She is actively involved with community service.  She is the co-founder of  the Young Professional Leadership Group, a member of the International Society of Poets, the National Association for Women Business Owners, the Lao Heritage Foundation, the Capital Express Network, the National Association for Insurance and Financial Advisors, Arts of Falls Church, Board of Advisors for Inspirion, Inc. and an active volunteer with Teatro de la Luna.