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Growing up at the peak of a hill on the Northern California coast offered a diverse landscape for my young eyes to set feast on. Raised by two incredibly passionate artists; my mother and father were strong and diverse influences on my work ethic, thought process, and view of the world. Art was a part of my daily routine although, at this time, I had no intention on pursuing a career in the arts. My father was a theater consultant/architect and my mother an encaustic artist/painter... While these didn't align with my natural abilities or interests, the family camera was my outlet. I took photography classes, a lot of them. But, my attention was geared 100% towards sports. As years passed and I experienced a few minor injuries, I came to realize that my path involved my camera, a roll of film, and an adventure/event. Even though that roll of film eventually turned digital...

Growing up, my passion for sports was very, very strong. Whether it was snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, golf, baseball, basketball etc... I was there. These all came along with magazines, movies, and events that I engulfed myself in. I wanted to be a part of it all. This world of action was for me, and I for it... I still love it. As my competitive athletic (baseball) career came to a halt towards the end of junior year of High School, my passion for competitive team sports shifted to snowboarding. When I graduated, I tried the college thing... multiple places, always on the right path but not quite the right place, until I found Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe... I've been here ever since.

After years of competing and pushing myself, injuries became more and more frequent. Boarding was and still is my true passion but making the decision to blend boarding and my other passion for photography was when I realized that this could actually become a career. That was the moment I jumped to the other side of the lens. I noticed I could look at not just snowboarding, but all these activities in a whole new way that would allow me to share my vision through my images or video clips. Ever since then, my camera has always been by my side.

Since moving to Tahoe, my passion for photography has grown immensely from analog to digital to cinematography to drone... Whether I'm shooting landscapes, portraits, action, events or product, there isn't a single aspect of this process I don't love. It isn't just a passion, it's what I love to do. It's truly a magical hobby that I am more than happy to claim as my profession.

I now reside in Reno, Nevada after spending the last 14 years in Truckee, Ca. I work as a full-time freelance Content Creator/Social Media Marketer. If you've made it this far, I'm sure you noticed that I have provided my contact information above for any questions, rates, and/or inquiries. I would love to work with you on your projects and help you accomplish your photo/video goals! Looking forward to hearing from you!



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 z9, d5, d800

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


-Sony Fx6, Nikon z9

-Ronin M

-DJI Mavic Pro 2

-Professional Sennheiser Lavalier audio recording, RODE Mic

Editing Software:

-Adobe Creative Suite

-DxO Optics Pro 9

-NIK Software