3CT Club Officers, Directors, and Club Representatives

For 2023

The Camera Club Council of Tennessee (3CT) is the umbrella organization for Camera Clubs in Tennessee and Alabama. And, it has fully embraced the culture and spirit of developing a sustainable organization statewide in Tennessee and surrounding states. 

The 3CT provides an opportunity to grow photographically and compete at an interclub level. Most individual members' clubs hold their own local monthly judged competitions.

Board Officers and Directors establish the Council's overall purpose and strategy, which provides many opportunities to connect their duties with the Council's culture.  The 3CT's culture is driven by our Ethos "Created to Foster a Spirit of Fellowship, Sharing, and Competitiveness Among Member Clubs."


Meet the 2023 3CT Officers & Board Members

Dave Reasons

I have served on the 3CT Board for the last three years as Vice President & Webmaster for 3CT. Currently, I am a member of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga where I also serve as a Director and Webmaster. I am a member of the PSA (Photography Society of America.) I am a Canon guy and shoot with a Mirrorless R-5 and a 6DMKII camera. I enjoy Streetscaping and Landscape photography, as well as other types of photography. And, I have never seen a waterfall or an old building I did not want to take an image of.
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Ed Barels

Vice President 
Ed Barels is a 3CT lifetime member. He is retired from nuclear power and has been a member of the Professional Photographers of America since 2015. Ed is an avid photographer for his church and loves travel. Currently, he shoots with a Canon 5DMKIV and oddly enough enjoys the chore of editing images to bring out their finest attributes. He photographs anything from a bug's nose to the Milky Way but loves macro, which reveals the world we seldom see with our eyes. Ed's photography aspires to one of Ansel Adam's quotes; "Photograph not only what you see but also what you feel."
Nick Stagarone

Nick Stagarone

I started in photography in the mid 70' s with a Honeywell Pentax 35 mm film camera. I went digital in 2016 with a Nikon D5100, crop sensor camera which I still enjoy. Upgraded to the Nikon Z6 2 in 2019. Shooting cars, flowers, landscapes and city scapes.



Pat Gordy

Past President
Currently the 3CT Past President, Pat has previously served as the 3CT President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Editor of 3CT in Focus. She has been a member of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga since 1997, and now serves as a PSC Director and co-chairs its annual Youth Photography Showcase. In addition, since joining in 2004, she has served in different capacities for the Photographic Society of America. Traveling and photography are her hobbies, and Pat enjoys macro photography most, but she also does landscapes and wildlife.

Sally Edwards

Activities Director
Sally is retired and a frequent traveler. She is the Activities Director for the Camera Club Council and a member of the Photographic Society of Chattanooga. Additionally, Sally serves as the 3CT Representative for the Chattanooga Club. Her favorite photography subject is dragonflies, as well as landscapes but is interested in nearly all types from cave photography to aerial photos She uses a Canon 5D Mark III and recently purchased an Olympus OMD mirrorless camera.
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Leandra Habel

PSA Award Winning Newsletter Editor
Leandra Habel enjoyed photography in elementary school with the 4H clubs. However, it was not until she had a family that the desire to sharpen her photography skills became important to her. In 2004 she retired from Architectural Drafting to become a stay-at-home mom. While volunteering at her daughter’s school, she became friends with the teachers and supplied photos for the yearbook. Since then, she has honed her photography to include sports, landscape, portrait, and night photography. Leandra lives in Shelbyville, Tennessee, and when she is not photographing her daughter's high school tennis team matches, she enjoys traveling with her family and is constantly on the lookout for the next great landscape shot. Leandra is also a Photographic Society of America award-winning Newsletter Editor.
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Mickey Rountree

Educational Director
Mickey started in photography in 1976 when he inherited a Canon Ftb 35mm film camera. Since then he has completed the photography program at Cleveland State and worked with 35mm, medium format, and large format in both color and black and white. He went totally digital in 2007. Since joining the PSC in the early ’80s, he has been treasurer, board member, contest chairman, the first PSC webmaster, and has twice been president. After teaching Respiratory Care at Chattanooga State for 29 years, he retired in 2015 to be able to devote more time to travel and photography. Originally mainly a studio shooter, he has branched out into travel and landscape photography and teaching workshops. 

3CT Representatives

  • Photographic Society of Chattanooga - Sally Edwards
  • Leconte Photographic Society - Cindy Mitchell
  • Jackson Photo Club - Renee Day
  • Cookeville Camera Club - Geok hwa Ventrice
  • Quad-Cities Photography Club (The Shoals) - Neal Beard
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