James D. Coppinger, photographer and videographer, has a background in printing, publishing and media. He graduated from Western Michigan University with a major in printing management and business. Jim began a twenty-five year career at the Kalamazoo Gazette Newspaper in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He eventually became both marketing and advertising director for the newspaper. In 2001, he started Quadrant II Marketing, LLC, a professional advertising, marketing, copywriting, and public relations firm. He shoots and produces professional photography, graphic arts materials, newsletters and video products.
Jim is also a life-long field naturalist, with a special interest in ornithology and botany.