FITposium Team

James Patrick, ACG, ALS

Founder

James Patrick is the founder of 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 commercial productions. James is also a public speaker who was presented coast-to-coast in the United States on topics including personal branding, marketing and storytelling. Receiving his BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona, he continues to write for a variety of publications and authored the FitModelGuide.com e-book. His photography work and blog can be seen on his website JamesPatrick.com.

Amber Blom

FITposium Chair

Amber Blom joined the James Patrick Photography, LLC 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 helped coordinate the first annual FITposium conference and was promoted to the program chair for the 2016 conference.

Carly Gieszl

Event Specialist, FITposium

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 team programs.

Samantha Kozuch

Editor in Chief, FITposium U

Samantha Kozuch was hired in 2016 as the Editor in Chief of TheProExposure, which is now becoming part of the FITposium online network; FITposium U. In her role with FITposiumU, she will be curating and creating content for the launch of the new educational multi-media platform.

Nicole Matthews

Events & Communications Support

Nicole Matthews is a studio owner in Scottsdale, AZ. She has worked as a fitness and online trainer since 2014. As a volunteer, Nicole has assisted with the FITposium conference since its inception. She enjoys networking and sharing her passion for the fitness industry with others and is excited to officially join the team to continue supporting FITposium and the opportunity it offers to aspiring fitness entrepreneurs.

In her new role as events and communications support, Nicole will also be working on projects with both the James Patrick Photography and Patrick Creative Media teams.

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.