James Patrick, ACG, ALS


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 has 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. He is also a consultant with You in Focus Consulting.

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.

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 You in Focus Consulting, 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.

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.

Taylor Salewske

Editor In Chief, FITposium

Taylor Salewske joined the team after the 2017 FITposium event. She has a Marketing degree and a passion for small businesses, the fitness industry and creating online content. In her role for FITposium she will be writing articles, finding additional content through social media and creating education videos through FITposium U. Along with this Taylor will be assisting in the coordinating for the 2018 event.

Kristina Patrick

Kristina Patrick

Graphic Designer

Kristina Patrick is a professional Graphic Designer and Illustrator. With a degree in business and a certificate of digital arts, she holds a strong foundation in marketing and advertising that she has been building upon the past few years in her freelance career. When not designing logos or marketing collateral, she is improving herself and her skills, both in online courses and books as well as personal projects.

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.