Oregon Professional Photographers Association

Providing professional development for serious photographers

Meet your CPP Liaisons!

Your liaisons are here to help guide you through the murky waters of PPA Certification. They will help you understand the process, and guide your through everything from administering your written exam, to helping you put together your image portfolio.

For more information on the CPP process, check out some of the links below and certainly don’t hesitate to reach out to any one of your state liaisons with questions!



Sam Tarrel, M. Photog. Cr., CPP, FP-OR

Sam has been a liaison since 2013 and has helped double the number of CPPs in the state since that time. Sam is very passionate about the CPP program and believes wholeheartedly in its value. He will regularly host prep classes for the exam and tutor candidates one-on-one. Please reach out to Sam at lightsciencestudios@gmail.com with any questions about Certification!



April Kroenke, CPP

April has been a CPP for 3 years and has joined the ranks of other CPP liaisons this year. She is on a mission to help others earn their CPP while increasing their skill level. April believes wholeheartedly in the value and process of the CPP program and knows first hand how it can dramatically change a photographers abilities and increase the sense of knowing that you know what you know while having our industry validated it through the CPP program. She will regularly host prep classes for the exam and offers one-on-one mentoring as well. Please reach out to April at april@aprilkroenke.com with any questions about Certification!


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Mailing Address:
1327 SE Tacoma St #139
Portland OR 97202

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