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Faye Marie Catania Dawdy Edit Profile

lecturer , photographer

Faye Marie Catania Dawdy, American photographer, lecturer. Recipient awards Northern California Council Camera Clubs, 1979, 81, Marketing contest award Marketing Today magazine, 1988; photograph accepted for Professional Photographers American loan collection and on exhibit at Epcot Center, Florida, 1995. Woman of Year 2010 City of Millbrae.


Dawdy, Faye Marie Catania was born on September 15, 1954 in San Mateo, California, United States. Daughter of Frank Benjamin and Melba Rita (Arata) Catania.


Associate of Arts, College of San Mateo, 1979. Student, San Francisco State University, since 1979.


With Proctor & Gamble Distributing Company, San Mateo, 1973-1978. Partner Dawdy Photography, Millbrae, California, since 1978. Director, secretary-treasurer Millbrae Stamp Company, since 1980.

Instructor Winona School Professional Photography, Mount Prospect, Illinois. Lecturer in field.


  • E-mail: dawdy@aol.com.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Area chairman Millbrae American Heart Association Annual Fund Doctor, 1977-1982. Member fund raising and nutrition committees San Mateo County chapter American Heart Association, 1980-1988. Co-chairman Miss Millbrae Pageant, 1981, Queen Isabella Columbus Day Festival, 1981.

Judge arts and crafts exhibitions Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. Judge photography competition Marin County Fair Photography Exhibit. Volunteer photographer Rotoplast organization Rotary International, La Serena, Chile, 1994.

Member sister city committee City of Millbrae. Trustee Golden Gate School Professional Photographers, 1985-1990. Active exchange student program, La Serena, San Mateo County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Member Professional Photographers American (photograph craftsman degree), Professional Photographers Greater Bay Area, Professional Photographers Northern California, Professional Photographers California, Wedding Photographers Association, National Association of Female Executives, Millbrae Chamber of Commerce (secretary women's division 1979, board directors 1991), South San San Francisco Chamber of C., Millbrae Art Association (president 1979-1980), Portola Camera Club (nature chairman since 1978), Millbrae History Association, Friends Millbrae Library., Italian Catholic Federation, California Women in Professional Photography, Federation Indiana Business, St. Dunstan Women's Club, Soroptimist (secretary 1981-1982), Millbrae Rotary Club, Burlingame C. of Chamber (board directors since 2006).


  • Other Interests



Married John Thomas Dawdy, May 5, 1974. Children: Tracy Marie, John Franco.

Frank Benjamin Catania

Melba Rita (Arata) Catania

John Thomas Dawdy

Tracy Marie Dawdy

John Franco Dawdy