Board of Directors: Rob Behm
A third-generation small-business owner, Rob Behm is the owner and photographer at Valley Studio in Spokane Valley, Wash. Working in photography since college graduation, Rob has an Applied Science degree in photography and a degree from Eastern Washington University as a photographic educator.
Although he was a serious photographer since the age of 16, Rob began his professional career after college, working as first assistant to a top fashion photographer in Seattle. He later opened Valley Studio in his home town of Spokane, and has provided quality portrait services to a long list of returning clients for over 25 years. His photography has been recognized in the PPA Print Salon for over 15 years, been displayed at Disney’s Epcot center, and has won numerous state and regional awards for three decades.
Rob joined PPA in 1991 and Professional Photographers of Washington (PPW) in 1982. He is a Certified Professional Photographer and was the recipient of the PPA National Award in 2006. In Washington, he has been awarded the Distinguished Service award, Volunteer of the Year award, has served as PPW President and Chairman of the Board. A PPA councilor since 2003, Rob has also served as Chair of the PPA International Committee.