The PPC Board of Directors

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2023 PPC Board

Marcy Dugan
Chairman of the Board

Marcy began photographing youth sport leagues and established Marcy Dugan Photography in 1994. She became well known and developed a reputation for capturing the best of youth sports and was commissioned by her home town newspaper to become a photo journalist for all noteworthy community occasions.

She began photographing high school senior portraits in 2001 and provided sports teams and sports action photos for the high school yearbook.  During this time her work achieved recognition and several photography awards and helped her to achieve several Professional Photographer Certifications.  

Marcy became involved in PPC and held various leadership positions during her career.  She retired and closed her business in 2015 but still remains active in PPC leadership.  Some of her accomplishments include:

  • PPA Certified Professional Photographer
  • PPC Master Photographer
  • PPA Master-Craftsman
  • 2013 President of PPC 
  • 2014, 2018, 2019 and 2023 PPC Chairman of the Board


Kevin Karzin

Kevin Karzin is a former photojournalist, now specializing in product, food and editorial photography. Owner of Kevin Karzin Photography LLC and is located in Northern Los Angeles County.

2018 PPC Photojournalism Photographer of the Year

2018 PPC Top 10 Photographer

2018 PPA IPC Silver Medalist

2019 PPC Top 10 Photographer


Tim Meyer
First Vice-President

Throughout his 40 plus years as a professional photographer, educator and author, Tim Meyer’s work has been internationally recognized and respected for its innovative style and technique.

Tim’s writings on photography and art have been published as magazine and online content and his book, The Portrait, Understanding Portrait Photography, published in English, German, Italian and Chinese and now in its second edition, has been adopted as a textbook at numerous colleges. His second book, Light Shaping, is also available worldwide.

As an academic educator, Tim holds both an MA and an MFA in art and photography and was the head of the portrait program at Brooks Institute for 12 years. Tim currently teaches in both the BFA and MFA programs at colleges and universities in Southern California. In addition to many national education programs, he has lectured internationally in England, Germany and Mexico.

Tim’s fine artwork can be found in multiple private collections and museums across the United States and has been displayed in both solo and group exhibitions.


Eleanor Gray

Second Vice-President

Eleanor Gray is a Professional Photographer specializing in Lifestyle, Portrait, Equine and Wedding Photography and works out of her home studio in the Santa Clarita Valley (northern LA County). 

She has served as President of PPLAC (Professional Photographers of Los Angeles County) over the past two years (2020-2021). She is currently working to earn both her Master Photographer and Master in Wedding Photography from PPA.  Eleanor earned her CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) in May 2022.


Robin Swanson

Robin Swanson is a Professional Photographer and a CPA. 15 years ago she decided that it was time to pursue her passion of photography professionally and she has never looked back.

She has since become a PPA Certified Professional Photographer, PPA Master Photographer & Photographic Craftsman, and has earned many awards along the way such as PPC Wedding Photographer of the Year, Kodak Gallery Elite Award, PPA Silver Photographer of the year and was recently awarded the Prestigious PPA National Award for her contributions to the field of photography. Robin has also served on the Board of Directors for Professional Photographers of California as Treasurer for the past 8 years.

Robin specializes in Wedding & Event photography, Portraits, and Pet Photography and works out of her home studio in La Canada, California.


Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes travels the world exploring, discovering, and telling stories with light. He is a top tier landscape and nature photographer, with national and international awards. He teaches photography and leads photo workshops in Alaska, Nepal, Namibia, Bolivia/Chile and California. Dan is past President of the Channel Islands Professional Photographers Association, a Fellowship member of Professional Photographers of California, and is a PPC California Master Photographer.  He is a PPC Certified Image Competition judge, and has spoken to and judged for a wide variety of regional and international photographic groups.

Dan’s awards include PPC Nature, Landscape, & Photojournalist Photographer of the Year; Kodak Gallery Award; four-time PPC Top Ten Photographer, Black and White Spider International, Creative Asia, International Color Awards, and others.