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President's Message 

Mike Busby, M.Photog, CPP, FP

Hello everyone and welcome!

It’s been a joy for me to be part of PPW and to be part of all the changes we have walked through together over the past year. That said, I acknowledge that it has been a tough and challenging year as well, but for PPW it was a year of finding direction and growth.

Your PPW Executive Board meets every month. This enables the board to make decisions and move forward with routine business, while preparing and informing the entire Board for the big decisions. It means we’re able to address and resolve issues quickly as they come up and be more efficient. 

The PPW Marketing Committee has been meeting once a week since August of last year. This year PPW has some 30+ events planned or in the works. This doesn’t include PPA Super One days or any of the events the District Reps may schedule. There is a lot of prep work involved, including branding for each event and then scheduled for advertising and social media posting.  The Marketing Committee meets often to stay on task and to ensure we stay on schedule.

The District Reps are coming together. We now have reps in every state district. It was difficult to give them direction last year as the Executive Board was figuring out direction for the entire organization as well as navigating things related to Covid. Through all of that, we now have a clearer direction and we’ll be seeing more community events where people in your area will physically get together for informal and fun meets.  

All of our groups are finding their identities as teams. Yes, we have assigned roles, but board members are bringing their issues to the group for discussions and advice. We are stronger together, we get inspired, and then we come to consensus and support each other.  

How does this add value to the PPW membership is our guiding principle. We recognize that we answer to each member, but more importantly, we are building the organization for all members in PPW. Education, Inspiration, and Community are more than just words, they are the defining categories we use to structure the organization and creating events.

I want to give a sincere thank you to our predecessors. PPW has been able to move forward because you have built a strong foundation. We are strong financially and with our By-Laws, Policies and Procedures. This has come from a lot of work over a long period of time, and everyone has contributed to our continued success

And lastly, a few thoughts on change. We have a good direction, things are being put into place and are moving forward, but we are also growing and stretching. That means not everything is perfect and that we have a few things to still figure out. So, we ask for a little patience of you, as a member, bump into an issue and call PPW if you need help. It’s our intention that everyone succeeds and we’re more than happy to help you out.

Mike Busby, PPW President

Mike Busby 
2021-2022 PPW President

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 (2019- current)

(206) 242-1440


Rachel Wooley

(360) 961-5443


Mark Gardner

(360) 472-0191

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


2022 Conference Chair

Faye Johnson

(360) 509-6994

Marketing Chair

Carla Conrad  

(253) 249-3039


Faye Johnson

(360) 509-6994

Social Media Chair

Karissa Blunck

(360) 790-6207

Journal Editor

Mark Gardner 

(360) 472-0191

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 (2021- current)

(360) 297-1347

Joni Atkinson (2019-current)

(206) 817-0827

Northwest -

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

Elena Scott (2020-current)


Lara Grauer (2021-current)


Central -

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

Lance Johnson (2021 - Current)

(509) 952-1619

Eastern -

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

Alexis Sharpe (2020 - current)


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

Marie Martineau-Sandberg, M. Photog.Cr, CPP, FP

Olympia: 360.456.6443

Elected Councilor Position #4

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

CPP Liaisons for Washington

Certification Liaisons know the PPA certification program inside and out. The liaison acts as a spokesperson for certification, assisting candidates and existing certified photographers as an expert and source of information. Liaisons must maintain their certification and PPA Membership and are entrusted with responsibilities to the committee to maintain the integrity of the program

Richard Breshears

Kennewick, WA

Marie Martineau-Sandberg
Olympia, WA

Jeff Schindler
Spokane, WA

Lynette Smith
Wenatchee, WA

Chris Wooley
Spokane, WA

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