Kristin Baldwin joins PPI as the new Executive Director with big shoes to fill left by Jules VanSant (despite Jule’s delicate foot size). When she isn’t wrangling the cats at PPI, she wrangles actual cats (and a corgi) at home. She has a wicked sense of humor and has to keep her sense of sarcasm and her amazing ability to pick up swear words in other languages under control when amongst polite company.
Tammy Weatherly, administration/member services and the Queen of Portland, handles accounting and office operations. She has worked in the office management, accounting and admin fields for various companies as well as with her husband for over 15 years in the print industry. Tammy prides herself on helping others achieve their goals. She recently relocated to Portland from North Carolina and is a native of Virginia. She is married with a daughter, two step sons and the love of her life (sorry, Lane), Tom Brady, a Cavalier Charles Spaniel.
As our Outreach & Communications Specialist, Benjamin Mertz is excited to serve the association by maintaining an upbeat social media and web presence. Benjamin loves to learn more about our industry and the people who work in it. If you want to make his day, invite him to tour your shop! Benjamin loves roasting coffee in his free time and is an aspiring craft beer expert. You can also usually find him in the woods or climbing a mountain. Benjamin lives in Portland, OR with his wife Alex.
As the association’s Executive Director from 2006 to 2019, Jules VanSant has championed the region with forward-thinking strategies for sustainability. Her high profile presence on national task forces, committees, and industry networking initiatives, plus her business and marketing acumen has positioned Jules as a leader and inspiration catalyst for the visual communications industry. Jules stays on with PPI as our board & staff advisor and trusted and beloved friend.