Log in

President's Message 

Mike Busby, M.Photog, CPP, FP

Hello everyone and welcome!

We are finding our way back to normalcy after over a year and I had forgotten how much we as an organization can get done when everyone is in the same room. The full PPW Board held the annual summer retreat July 10 and 11 and it was super productive. As a group, we did a ton this last year, so the retreat was time to pause, figure out what was working and what was not, so we can smartly chart our path into the future. 

We have been doing a lot of events, many of them online due to circumstances – and in 2021 we find that we have been bumping into each other in the calendar. There is a concern that we’re diluting our content. The consensus of the group attending the retreat was to reduce the number of events, but to improve the quality. There is a push underway to fire up more community events in each of the four state Districts. It’s time we got together again.

We discussed each of the activities within PPW and determine how they fit our goal of value for members, how we can help each other out with those goals, and then how each area can do more to recruit and engage new members and add value to our existing members. The conversations were informative, enlightening, and we left with actionable plans to improve all the aspects of PPW.  

PPW is moving forward with growth, integration and quality content on our mind.

I am asking for each PPW member to take on one action item that will help us grow and spread the word. When you see PPW pop up on your social platforms, please click ‘like’, comment and share the PPW social media posts with your sphere of influence. Our social media presence is growing and we’re testing our reach with campaigns between now and the end of September. The metrics coming back are showing engagement, but we need more information, and your clicks will increase the exposure we are seeking.  

This is a fantastic journey and it’s amazing to be traveling with a great organization and with all of you.


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

President

Mike Busby  

busbywc@gmail.com
(509) 995-2954

Vice President


Andrew Crain (2019- current)

info@crainphotography.com
(206) 242-1440

Chairman

Rachel Wooley

rachel@headsandtailsphoto.com
(360) 961-5443

Secretary

Mark Gardner

markbgardner@outlook.com
(360) 472-0191


Executive Manager

Faye Johnson

fayejohnson@comcast.net
(360) 509-6994

Treasurer

Anita Weston

anita@fowlerportraits.com
(425) 478-1212

Committee Chairs

Membership Chair


Kim Clark  

kim@kimraephotos.com
(
509) 531-9087


Citations & Merits Chair


Julie Fitzpatrick (2018- current)

studionw@gmail.com 
(360) 748-4361


Life Member Chair

Ralph Allen

ralphjoallen@comcast.net
(206)799-8919

2022 Conference Chair


Faye Johnson

fayejohnson@comcast.net
(360) 509-6994

Marketing Chair

Carla Conrad  

carla@thebrandwrangler.com
(253) 249-3039


Webmaster


Faye Johnson

fayejohnson@comcast.net
(360) 509-6994


Social Media Chair

Karissa Blunck

karissa.studiok@gmail.com
(360) 790-6207

Journal Editor


Mark Gardner 

markbgardner@outlook.com
(360) 472-0191

Education Chair


Chris Wooley

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
(509) 688-7960


Parliamentarian


Chris Wooley

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
(509) 688-7960


PPW Scholarships


Marie Martineau-Sandberg

tmlsfoto@comcast.net
(360) 456-6443

Investment Chair


Larry Ikenberry

ldike898@gmail.com
(360)943-7208


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)
johnny@almostcandid.net

(360) 297-1347



Joni Atkinson (2019-current)
simply_statedphotography@wavecable.com


(206) 817-0827


Northwest -

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


Elena Scott (2020-current)
contact@elenaphotography.com 

425-358-0506


Lara Grauer (2021-current)
lara@laragrauerphotography.com

206-724-2177

Central -

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


Lance Johnson (2021 - Current)
imagewestphoto@gmail.com

(509) 952-1619

Eastern -

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


Alexis Sharpe (2020 - current)
alexis.sharpe.photography@gmail.com

509-302-1779



Jeff Schindler  (2020 - current)

jeff@schindlerphotography.com

(509)389-9400


PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS OF AMERICA COUNCILORS IN WASHINGTON STATE

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

rich@breshearsprophoto.com
Richland: 509-551-1334


Elected Councilor Position #2


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

chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
Spokane:(509) 688-7960


Elected Councilor Position #3


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

tmlsfoto@comcast.net
Olympia: 360.456.6443



Elected Councilor Position #4


Faye Johnson, M. Photog., CPP, FP

fayejohnson@comcast.net

Kingston: 360.509.6994



Non-Elected Councilor for Life

 

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

 behmppa@icloud.com
 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
photos9991@gmail.com
509-551-1334

Marie Martineau-Sandberg
Olympia, WA
Tmlsfoto@comcast.net
360-870-4509

Jeff Schindler
Spokane, WA
jeff@schindlerphotography.com
509-389-9400

Lynette Smith
Wenatchee, WA
info@lynettesmith.com
509-679-3499

Chris Wooley
Spokane, WA
chris@headsandtailsphoto.com
509-703-7239


Follow PPW on Social Media 


 The Professional Photographers of Washington, Inc.     •     27088 Ohio Ave NE    •    Kingston, WA 98346    •    (360) 818-4348    •   Contact Us 

©1948-2021 All rights reserved


Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software