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President's Message 

Hello Everyone

The Spring Conference and Print Competition are nearly upon on us. I encourage all members to enter the Print Competition, as it’s one of the few opportunities to get professional level feedback and to compete for industry recognition. The Spring Conference also means a time for new elections and a new Board.  If you’d like to serve on the Board, then I encourage you to reach out to Faye, so we can get your name on the Ballot. Do you know someone who might be interested in serving on the Board and would do a great job, then please nominate them for the Spring elections

This is my last message as President and I’d like to thank everyone who’s made this job rather easy and productive. Our Executive Board has met once every two weeks, and they’ve addressed every issue that has arisen. Our Marketing Committee has met once a week and they have become a driving force for recruiting new members while visibly celebrating all our members on social media. I’d like to thank all the District Reps, as they are putting together a ton of local meetings and get togethers. Finally, I’d like to thank all the chairs for doing a ton of the work that needs to get done, and then all the volunteers who have given up their time to make the organization shine.

The last two years have been about looking to the future. We’ve made changes allowing potential new members to find us on the web. We’ve increased the number of quality events and training sessions. We successfully implemented the new Speaker’s Circle and gave members a platform to begin their instruction. 

It’s been a good two years, and it’s been a good five years serving on the Board. I thank all of you for the opportunity. As we move forward, I ask all members to reach out and become more active through creating events, instructing, writing, working on the Board or just volunteering to help. Our organization is thriving and keeping that momentum will move us into the future.

Again, thank you for letting me serve as the President for PPW and representing your organization.

Mike Busby 
2021-2022 PPW President
(509) 995-2954

Mike Busby, M.Photog, CPP, FP

Leadership of PPW

The governing body of the Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc. is a Board.  The Board shall consist of an Executive Board composed of the elected Officers of the Association, the Immediate Past President, plus an elected District Representative from each District of the PPW as set forth in the PPW Bylaws. 

The President, with the help and approval of the Board, shall appoint all Committee Chairs of this Association and committees are for advisory purposes only, but are always available for additional help or further questions. 

Executive Board


Mike Busby  

(509) 995-2954 

Vice President

Andrew Crain 

(206) 242-1440


Rachel Wooley

(360) 961-5443


Aaron Hockley

(360) 818-4449

Executive Manager

Faye Johnson

(360) 509-6994


Anita Weston

(425) 478-1212

Committee Chairs

Membership Chair

Kim Clark  

(509) 531-9087

Citations & Merits Chair

Julie Fitzpatrick (2018- current)

(360) 748-4361

Life Member Chair

Ralph Allen


2023 Conference Chair

Kim Clark  

(509) 531-9087

Marketing Chair

Carla Conrad  

(253) 249-3039


Faye Johnson

(360) 509-6994

Social Media Chair

Karissa Blunck

(360( 790-6207

Journal Editor

Adelle Lines


Education Chair

Chris Wooley

(509) 688-7960


Chris Wooley

(509) 688-7960

PPW Scholarships

Marie Martineau-Sandberg

(360) 456-6443

Investment Chair

Larry Ikenberry


Districts and district Representatives

Washington is divided into four districts which are made up of the following counties, except where noted otherwise: 

Southwest -

Grays Harbor, Mason, Thurston, Pacific, Lewis, Cowlitz, Clark Skamania & Wahkiakum, Clahham, Jefferson & Kitsap

Johnny Walker (2020-current)

(360) 297-1347

Joni Atkinson (2019-current)

(206) 817-0827

Northwest -

Whatcom, San Juan & Island & Snohomish &  King & Pierce

Elena Scott (2020-current)

(425) 358-0506

Lara Grauer (2021-current)

(206) 724-2177

Central -

Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas and Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, & Klickitat

Lance Johnson (2021 - Current)

(509) 952-1619

Stephen Wolfe (2022 - Current)

(509) 969-2273

Eastern -

Whitman, Franklin, Benton, Walla Walla, Columbia, Garfield & Asotin, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane & Adams

Chris Wood (2022 - current)

(509) 232-9071

Jeff Schindler  (2020 - current)



PPW is an affiliate of the Professional Photographers of America and the councilors represent them and can answer any questions about PPA.

PPA is truly a member-owned and member-run organization. PPA members govern the organization through representatives in the PPA Council. Council members are:

• Nominated and elected every 3 years by members in their state

• Active members in PPA (Full, Additional Full, Life, or Retired)

• Charged with representing PPA by attending state and local association meeting

• Required to attend one annual meeting held at Imaging USA

• Prepared to handle Association business, which may include Bylaws and Adopted Procedure changes and the election of the PPA Board of Directors and/or its nominating Committee.

Elected Councilor Position #1

Rich Breshears, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP

Richland: (509) 551-1334

Elected Councilor Position #2

Chris Wooley, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP

Spokane:(509) 688-7960

Elected Councilor Position #3

Faye Johnson, M. Photog., CPP, FP

Kingston: (360) 509-6994

Non-Elected Councilor for Life


Rob Behm, M. Photog., Hon. M.Photog., Cr, CPP, FP

 Spokane Valley: (509) 922-5648

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