Tim Mielke, Certified Professional Photographer
Watertown, WI, 53094



  • Photographer, Self Employed, Jan. 2006-present
    • Operate Milky Way Photography, professional photography of weddings, portraits, and sports.
  • Photography Professor, Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI, Jan. 2009 – present
    • Teach courses in video and photography in the Digital Media and Photography programs.
    • Director of Photography Communications until 2019
  • Instructor, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN, Aug. 2006 – Dec. 2008
    • Taught courses in the associate degree of photography.
    • Campus Photographer
  • Teaching Assistant, Pillsbury Baptist Bible College, Owatonna, MN, Aug. 2005 – May 2006
    • Student-assistant for students in photography projects and assignments.

Relevant Experience:

  • Certified Professional Photographer by Professional Photographers of America. Only CPP in Jefferson County, WI.
  • Intern for Sonlight Studios and Cine-Cermin Productions.
  • Formulated, wrote, and implemented my course notes for the photography programs at Maranatha and Pillsbury College.
  • Recording engineer and editor for one year for the weekly radio broadcast the ‘Pillsbury Perspective.’
  • Graphic Design training from Pillsbury College.


  • Proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Organized, highly motivated, and detail-directed problem solver
  • Servant Leader with attention to detail
  • Desire to Learn New Things

Honors & Awards:

  • Certified Professional Photographer thru PPA
  • Commercial Photography Awareness Certified
  • Graduated: Cum Laude, students with 3.5-3.74 GPA
  • Member of Professional Photographers of America since 2006