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President's Message 

Welcome to 2024!

The PPW board is looking forward to an active year, kicked off by a great Spring Conference, INNOVATE! If you check our current event calendar – we have many things already popping up across the state in every district.

As your president, my vision is to maintain the momentum that Mike Busby and the rest of the board were able to achieve over the last two years, especially during the hardships of COVID, and for our new team to continue to honor the seventy year history of this wonderful organization.

We want to grow the PPW and are working on new ways to attract new members. We have teams reaching out to photography schools, image competitions and photographic events. 

The PPW is here to provide training and comradery. Our event chairs and district reps are doing a fantastic job with this.

With the stresses of covid easing, they are creating more in person events and great, hands on classes than ever before.

We are also striving to provide mentorship to those who need it. If you want to learn more about image competition, are struggling with photographic technique or a business issue, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of us for help. If you are looking for ways to give back to the photographic community - we can make that happen for you.

The PPW is thriving. Come be a part of it.

Andrew Crain, AFP
2023-2024 PPW President
(206) 794-7395

Andrew Crain, AFP

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


Andrew Crain 

(206) 242-1440

Vice President

Aaron Hockley

(360) 818-4449


Mike Busby  

(509) 995-2954 


Kevin Hellriegel


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


2024 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

Joni Atkinson (2019-current)

(206) 817-0827

Jim Skintauy (2023- current)

(408) 591-1967

Northwest -

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


Lara Grauer (2021-current)

(206) 724-2177

Jamison Johnson (2023-current)


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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