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Growing up at the peak of a hill in the North Bay Area offered a diverse landscape for a young artists eyes to set feast on. I was born into a family of creators, a theater consultant/architect and an encaustic artist, that influenced my creative side as a youngster. Even though my parents medium consists of pen's, paper, wax and canvas' - all I needed was a camera and a roll of 35 or 120mm film to share my story.

Growing up my passion for sports was very strong. Whether it be snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, baseball, soccer etc... I loved them all. These all came a long with magazines, movies, and special events that I engulfed myself in. This world of action was meant for me... I loved all sides of it. As my competitive athletic career came to a hault towards junior year of High School; my passion for sports shifted to the other side of the lens, my other passion. I noticed I could look at these activities in a whole new way that would allow me to share my vision through my images. Ever since then, my camera has been by my side, helping me share my experiences with the world.

Since then, my passion for photography has grown immensely from analog to digital to video. Whether I'm shooting landscapes, portraits, action shots, events or product, there isn't a single aspect of this process I don't love. It isn't just a passion, it's my way of life.

I now reside in Truckee, Ca and work as a full-time freelance Content Creator/Social Media Marketer. Head over to my Contact page for any questions and/or inquiries.



To obtain a responsible and challenging position where I can apply my strong passions, organizational skills, ability to work well with others, educational background and previous work experience to any situation. I am a firm believer in quality customer service and understand the importance of objectives, goals and plans to execute efficiently. If one were to describe me in a word or two, they may say; Jake is a hard worker, fast learner, organized, patient, flexible and determined. I have a huge passion for strong creative work and I personally am not pleased until I have done so.


Sierra Nevada College, Incline Village, NV

· Graduated May 20, 2013, with a BA in and English with an Emphasis on Journalism and ODAL (Outdoor Adventure Leadership)

· Staff Reporter for Eagle’s Eyeschool newspaper 2011-2012

· Photo Editor for Eagle’s Eyeschool newspaper 2012-2013

· Creator of the Sierra Nevada College Student-Driven Magazine (SDM) 2012-2013

o The school bought the magazine from me & continued to make it after I graduated

Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

· Took classes to qualify for and earn a transfer scholarship to SNC

Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

· Attended 1.5 years studying architecture

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

· Attended 1.5 years, photography major

Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA

· Graduated with Honors, 2007

· AP (advanced placement) classes in photography

· Varsity baseball team

Work Experience - Marketing

Boreal Mountain California/Woodward Tahoe/Soda Springs Winter Resort, Employed seasonally from September 1-April 15, Seasonal for 4 winters (2015-2019)

  • Social Media and Content Coordinator
  • Handle multiple (3) social channels for multiple (3) brands
    • Average of 2-3 posts a day depending on the brand
  • Product Knowledge
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Daily Photography & Video Work
  • Daily Copy Writing
  • Campaign creation and execution
  • Running social contests
  • Paid Social Media (SEO)
  • Scheduling Social Media
  • Program Knowledge (Adobe Suite), Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Communication (Communication is key!)
  • Goal setting & execution
  • Daily learning – try to learn something new everyday
  • In the past 4 years I’ve been able to grow these social channels tremendously (analytics upon request)

Elm Company, Currently Employed

  • Ambassador
  • Adventure and Product Photography for Social Media and Brand Promotions
  • Communications

Jake Pollock Photography (Bigler ProVision), Currently Self-Employed

  • Various Photography and Video Work with Nikon d5, Nikon D800, Sony FS5, and Sony A7Rii
    • Action, Nature, Commercial, Portrait, Fashion, Product, Event, Real Estate, Architecture, Aerial, Wedding, and Engagement Photography
  • Program Knowledge (Adobe Suite, DxO Optics Pro 9, Microsoft Office)
  • Gimbal (DJI Ronin, Ronin SC) and Drone Ready (DJI Mavic Pro 2)
  • Constant Self-Promotion
  • Self-managed

Volunteer Work

Lake Tahoe Beach and Trail Clean Up ×4 hours, 2 times a year ×2015 to present

City to the Sea Marathon ×10 hours ×2010

Special Olympics Softball Tournament fundraiser ×8 hours ×2010

After School Activities with Laureate Elementary School ×4 hours ×2010

After School Sports with Jean Marc Shaffer at Ross Elementary school ×2002-2005


Wilderness First Responder ×Earned January 2012

CPR ×Earned January 2012

AIARE Avalanche Level 1 ×Earned February 2012

White Water Guiding School (no cert) ×White Water Connections ×May 2012


Matt Peterson × Boreal/Woodward Tahoe VP of Marketing and Brand Management × × 702/244×9109

Tucker Norred×Boreal/Woodward Tahoe Marketing Manager × × 530/386×7407

Kyle Beckmann × Sierra Outsiders × 561/596×3490

Cody Rosenthal × Electric California Team Manager × 760/277×7060

Nima Jalali × Baker Boys Distribution × × 818/522×4149

Sean Keating × Ultimate Distribution & Stepchild Team Manager × 778/903×0173

Jason Broz × Creator and Owner of FIX Bindings ×

Jeff Baughn × Creator and Owner of Academy Snowboards and Tahoe Taffy × 760/473×3886

Dylan Fait × Owner at Gnarly Clothing × × 949/584×5071

Brett Scott × Ledge Boardshop Manager × 775/354×8074

Jennifer Corcier ×Truckee River Rafting with Mountain Air Sports × 530/320×1660

Phil Simon × Bon Air Apartment Pools/Boss × 415/461×7990

Susan Lum × Sierra Retail Manager × 530/318×3474

*Sales resume upon request*



-Nikon d5, d800

-Elinchrom ELB (A heads) 1200 & 400, Ranger (S head) 1200, 2 Quadra Ranger (S head) 400


-Sony FS5m2, Sony a7rii

-Ronin M

-DJI Mavic Pro 2

-Professional Sennheiser Lavalier audio recording, RODE Mic

Editing Software:

-Adobe Creative Suite

-DxO Optics Pro 9

-NIK Software