The PPC Board of Directors

 

Diane Costello
Chairman of the Board
cob@ppconline.com

Diane Costello, owner of Fog Dog Studios, is a Fine Art Pet Portrait Photographer specializing in dogs. She is located in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA. Diane holds her Master of Photography and Craftsman degrees and is a Certified Professional Photographer through Professional Photographers of America. She is also a wife, sister, friend and Dot’s mom. Her personal life is a great blend with her business life. She has been photographing people, places and pets for over 20 years and is always working toward perfecting her vision and craft and sharing that with others.

2017 PPA Western District 3rd Place Animal
2016 International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist
2015 International Photographic Competition Gold Medalist
2013 California Professional Photographers Judges Choice Award

 

Jim Trapp
President
president@ppconline.com

Jim Trapp is a Master Photographer located in Sacramento, CA.  He is an accomplished Professional Photographer, specializing in Portrait Photography, Large Family portraits, and weddings.  He earned his CPP (Certified Professional Photographer) in Sept 2014. Jim has served as President of PPSV (Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley) over the past two years; he has been a keynote speaker at several professional photographer groups around California.

Jim also offers workshops on studio and outdoor lighting, Family Portraiture Posing, and one to one coaching with students of all levels.

His Recent distinctions:

2017 PPA Silver Medalist Photographer of the year
2016 PPA Gold Medalist Photographer of the year.
2016 PPC Illustrated Photographers of the Year, California
2015 PPA Silver Medalist Photographer of the Year.
2015 Lifetouch Chairman’s Award Winner

When he is not in his studio you will usually find him playing fetch with his two Golden Receivers, or winding around the back roads of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on his 1998 Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

 

Larry Skibiski
First Vice-President
firstvp@ppconline.com

 

 

 

Karna Roa

Second Vice-President
secondvp@ppconline.com

Karna is an Award-Winning Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based out of the Bay Area, CA.  She was featured in over 60 news outlets nationally and internationally for her viral wedding photo “The New American Gothic” depicting a gorgeous wedding couple experiencing the effects of the Kincade Fire during their wedding at Chateau St. Jean in Kenwood, CA.  Karna helps lead the Professional Photographers of the Wine Country as its President and is on a constant quest to learn and grow.  She is currently working to earn her Masters in Wedding Photography from PPA.

 

Robin Swanson
Treasurer
treasurer@ppconline.com

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.

 

Kevin Karzin
Secretary
secretary@ppconline.com

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