As we get rolling in 2017, the James Patrick Photography, LLC, FITposium, and Patrick Creative Media team has brought on a handful of new faces. We wanted to take a moment to introduce you to all our current and new team members that you will have the opportunity to meet and work with this year!
James Patrick, ACS, ALS – Owner
James Patrick founded James Patrick Photography, LLC; FITposium and Patrick Creative Media. He has nearly 15 years of photography experience specializing in fitness, sports and beauty portraiture as well as general commercial work. James is also a public speaker who was presented coast-to-coast in the United States. Receiving his BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona, he has and continues to write for a variety of publications.
Amber Blom – James Patrick Photography Production Manager & FITposium Chair
Amber Blom joined the James Patrick Photography team in late 2014 providing production management services including logistical coordination and on-site project management on editorial and commercial photo shoots. In 2015 she co-hosted the first annual FITposium conference and was promoted to the program chair for the 2016 conference.
Samantha Kozuch – Editor in Chief, FITposium
Samantha Kozuch was hired in 2016 as the Editor in Chief of TheProExposure, which is now becoming part of the FITposium online network. In her role with FITposium, she will be curating and creating content for the launch of the new educational multi-media platform.
Kristina Patrick – Co-Founder & Graphic Designer, Patrick Creative Media (NEW)
Kristina Patrick is a graphic designer and illustrator who has taken ever opportunity she can to broaden her skillsets as an artist. She joins the team as the co-founder of Patrick Creative Media; a full-service creative firm providing photography, video and graphic design services to commercial clients. She is also the lead print designer for the FITposium conference and network.
Carly Gieszl – Event Specialist, FITposium (NEW)
Carly Geiszl is a special event planner with experience including hosting orientations, commencement ceremonies and other special events. In her new role with FITposium, Carly will be helping to coordinate and orchestrate the 2017 FITposium conference and additional company programs.
Brooke Goldstein – Social Media & Communications Intern (NEW)
Brooke Goldstein is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism and will be assisting the James Patrick Photography, Patrick Creative Media and FITposium teams with social media campaigns as well as content creation and collection for the upcoming FITposium online network.
Audra Oden – Commercial Photographer & Assistant Creative Director, Patrick Creative Media (NEW)
Audra Oden is a Houston-based professional photographer best known for her fitness and portrait work. Additionally, she is experienced in product, still life, fashion, glamour and lifestyle projects. Audra has provided creative direction and imagery for websites, stores, look books and social media content. She will be an integral member of the Patrick Creative Media team providing commercial photography services as well as assisting in the directive direction of many of the company’s projects.
Kelly Spartonos – Special Projects Manager, FITposium
Kelly Spartonos is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has a variety of experience in program coordination, team management, mindfulness based stress reduction and motivational interviewing. She is a certified Life Coach and co-owns Bestiefied, a wellness coaching and consulting company. As part of the team, Kelly will be helping to manage the coordination and brand direction of the annual FITposium conference as well as collaborating with fellow team members on specialized marketing and business development campaigns for both James Patrick Photography and Patrick Creative Media.
Please join me in welcoming all the new faces to the James Patrick team!