A third generation small business owner, Rob has been the owner and photographer at Valley Studio in Spokane Valley, Washington for 30 years. 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.
A PPA member since 1991, Rob has also been a member of the Professional Photographers of Washington since 1982. Rob is a Certified Professional Photographer, Master Craftsman Photographer and was the recipient of the PPA National Award in 2006. A PPA councilor since 2003, Rob has also served as Chair of the PPA International Committee.
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. His photography has been recognized in the PPA Print Salon for over 20 years, been displayed at Disney's Epcot center, and has won numerous state and regional awards, for 4 decades. Rob has been teaching beginning Photoshop for 13 years to just over 2,000 students as a professional educator.
In March 2015, Rob was elected as PPA Treasurer after two terms on the Board of Directors.