Our Staff and Volunteers

Mel Carll M.Photog.  M-PPC, S-PPC, BA-PPC
Executive Administrator
Phone: (661) 429-3640

Mel Carll is a Santa Clarita Valley based photographer and instructor, currently shooting architectural, weddings, family portraits, corporate product shots and special events. He is currently the ASP Executive Director, on the Board of Directors for the Santa Clarita Photographers Association and a Past President for Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County (PPLAC). Mel received his PPA Master of Photography and PPC Master of Photography in 2021, and earned the special PPC People’s Choice award in 2020.  Mel is an award winning photographer having won Best of Show and Image of the year, and Photographer of the Year in the 2020 and 2010 Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County print competitions, along with 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Commercial Photographer of the year for the Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County and has also won numerous awards with the Santa Clarita Valley Photographers Association print competitions.


Michelle Pennings  CPP
Director, West Coast School

Michelle is an International Award-Winning Fine Art Photographer located in San Diego, CA. She has served as Secretary of PPC, has earned her CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) and is currently working to earn her Masters in Photography from PPA. Michelle specializes in themed portrait sessions for children. When she isn’t busy creating new sets and painting backdrops she can be found photographing underwater.