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Westlund was born in Albany, California in April of 1953 to Mary and Archie
Westlund who lived in Hayward at the time. The Westlund family moved
to San Luis Obispo county in late 1955 and then to Atascadero on April 1,
1956. Upon arriving in Atascadero, the family joined the St. William's
Catholic parish. George attending Atascadero Unified School District
schools to high school graduation in 1971. He then attended
Cal Poly State University in San Luis
Obispo graduating with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering in 1977 and a
M.S. in Computer Science in 1986. He started work as a
staff member at Cal Poly in
1977 and continues to work there maintaining the Universities Financial,
Human Resources and Student Administration software.
His photography experience started when his parents bought him a camera
prior to their 1969 trip to Minnesota. He shared these pictures and
others taken with one of his high school instructors who suggested that
he enter the Yearbook course as a photographer. After submitting a few
pictures at the end of his junior year, he became the head photographer for
the yearbook during his senior year.
Upon graduation he obtained a
part time job at KSBY-TV in San Luis
Obispo that lasted for two summers and several of the months in between.
During this time he learned to develop slides as well as 16mm movie film.
Since then his interest in photography grew as he obtained new equipment and
continued to take pictures whenever the opportunity arose. In 2000 he
bought his first digital camera and started taking more pictures around the
St. William's parish. In 2005 he bought a SLR digital camera and
started this web site for his photos taken of friends and St. William's
In loving memory of my mother, Mary Westlund (August 14th, 1924
- June 24th, 2005) who always said to me "Take a picture of that" and
my Fiancé Theresa Robertson (September 12, 1959 - November 12, 2011)
who always encouraged me to do better.
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