Jack and Sarah Petty on Entrepreneurship

The creative mind behind Jack and the Box Photography is John "Jack" Petty—a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Rochester High School. Jack comes from an entire family of entrepreneurs and small business owners. Jack’s mother, Sarah Petty, is the founder of Sarah Petty Photography and the Joy of Marketing. His father, Joe Petty, is the founder of an architectural firm, JH Petty and Associates. Jack is a Boy Scout and currently working toward becoming an Eagle Scout. He is in the Rochester drumline, has helped out as an intern at WFMB-AM, and loves capturing video footage with his drone. He is incredibly tech-savvy and has a new interest in cinematography. When not taking part in his many activities, Jack can be found filming YouTube videos. Jack hopes to take part in the Sangamon CEO, a student entrepreneurial program during his senior year of high school. You will love his fun personality and dedicated work ethic.

Sarah Petty is a New York Times best-selling author, highly-acclaimed speaker, author, MBA and coach who started her own boutique photography studio after working for Coca Cola for 20 years and then meeting the marketing goals of a top regional advertising agency’s clients. It was at this ad agency where she taught small businesses the value of a strong foundation and how they would grow with a strong brand. She attributes the rapid growth of her boutique photography studio, which was named one of the most profitable in the country within just five years in business by PPA, to the creation of her own strong brand.