Media Factory Staff

  • Kendra Barber

    Production Technician

    Bio coming soon...

  • Brian Behrens

    Production Technician

    Bio coming soon...

  • Oliver Bijur

    Production Technician

    Oliver Bijur is a filmmaker and native Vermonter. He recently graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in Film Studies and English and is excited to begin his career in the entertainment and media industry. He has had a deep love for stories and storytelling for as long as he can remember and has produced many projects throughout high school and college, such as a short film for his thesis and multiple episodes of a late night comedy show about Wesleyan. His other hobbies and interests include: watching and playing soccer, biking of any kind, skiing, stand-up comedy, reading, and watching movies.

  • Jeff Botas

    Systems Administrator // ext. 111

    Jeff has been interested in community media since his first visit to VCAM in 2005.  Always ready to help, Jeff has served RETN and VCAM in volunteer, freelancer, employee, and board member roles. Today, he focuses on managing technology at the Media Factory. He works toward ensuring success for our staff and community members, as well as the integrity of our radio and television transmissions.

  • Jordan Butterfield

    Production Technician

    In high school, Jordan discovered his favorite way to a good grade on a project was to make an entertaining video. That led him to an RETN internship, introducing him to the world of Community Media. In 2019 he decided to make a return to public access at Town Meeting Television. His journey there saw him progress from a volunteer to a field producer, and eventually to Channel Coordinator. Jordan has since returned to school at Champlain College to complete a degree in Information Systems Management. He loves a comprehensive podcast and an insightful lecture series, naturally lending itself to municipal media coverage.

  • Logan Chalmers

    Assistant Production Services Manager // ext. 103

    Logan began his media career as a radio intern at 101.3 ESPN before pursuing a BA in Broadcast Media Production at Champlain College. During his time in college Logan worked as creator, producer, and director on numerous visual projects including news packages, studio talk shows, Champlain events, and also worked on a short documentary. His hobbies include fishing, watching hockey, and announcing local sports.

  • Wendy Erikson

    Production Technician

    Wendy has been lucky to have worked in video production for several decades. She started shooting news in Boston and moved to VT when her children were small. Since then, she has worn many hats producing, shooting, and editing VPT's Outdoor Journal, magazine segments, sentencing videos, and commercials.  The Media Factory is such an exceptional resource and she enjoys helping others tell their stories.

  • Gin Ferrara

    Community Engagement Manager // ext. 106

    Gin considers herself a "multimediator" -- a person who helps folks use media to tell their own stories and connect to their communities. She has taught video-making to young people and community members for most of her life. Gin co-founded Baltimore's Wide Angle Youth Media and the Burlington story community Storytelling VT. Having been a mediamaker since the days of splicing and 3/4 inch tape, she is pretty thrilled with digital media, and looks forward to what's next. 

  • Richard Gibbs

    Distribution Coordinator // ext. 105

    Richard grew up in the Caribbean enjoying the Sun Sea and well seasoned Island cuisines while engaging in a very active lifestyle full of sports like Cricket, Tennis, and Football while having an interest in studying computer repair and maintenance. Having parents who where not born on the same soil encouraged him to travel to see family and learn his roots. May seem weird to some that he ended up here in VT but in his father’s own words ”One of my children is going to end up living overseas" so that’s how an Islander came to know the meaning of the word "Brr”.

  • Katie Gorson

    Production Assistant

    Katie moved to Burlington after graduating from Skidmore College. Before she joined The Media Factory, Katie was a freelance videographer and digital media consultant working with artists, galleries and museums to tell their stories, and explore their artwork and creative processes. An artist herself, Katie experiments with video art, sculpture and fiber arts. She greatly enjoys working with the local community to share their honest stories.

  • Matt Goudey

    Media Systems Manager // ext. 102

    Matt started his film and television career in L.A. in 1997 and soon learned that he had as much passion for behind-the-scenes work as he did for acting. During his time at VCAM, Matt has been a Production Technician, Technology Coordinator, and now the Media Systems Manager, and continues to research, learn, build, and teach how to use the systems and equipment that we offer our community. Matt lives within a few miles of VCAM with his wife, Elaine, and daughter, Greer.
 VCAM staffer since 2007.

  • Patrick Heltz

    Content Manager // ext. 104

    Patrick was born and raised in Vermont. He had worked at various museums and done freelance audio & video work before settling at the Media Factory. Patrick spends his free time working on his radio show broadcast from 99.3 WBTV-LP, eating mac and cheese and talking about how he should read and bike more.

  • Max Kriff

    Production Technician

    Max graduated from UVM with a bachelor's in Microbiology, but pursed video production after helping run UVMTV, the student television network on campus. There he produced a 24 hour nonstop livestream fundraiser, and helped create an annual film festival at UVM, The Green and Golden Globes. Although he's graduated he still loves to learn, and he's very interested in history, photography science and technology. His hobbies are typically something new every other month.

  • Seth Mobley

    Co-Director // ext. 101

    Since 2004, Seth has worked in the nonprofit media industry to help organizations and citizens produce digital media content to raise awareness of their missions and provide insight into diverse communities throughout Vermont and the eastern Untied States. He joined Vermont Community Access Media in 2006 and held several positions including Executive Director. Seth has been a member of the board of directors for multiple local organizations including the Vermont Access Network, Vermont International Film Festival, and the South End Arts and Business Association, and is also proud to volunteer on behalf of other Vermont-based organizations including as a coach for the sports teams his children play for.

  • Scott Moody

    Production Technician

    Scott is a native of Burlington, with deep French Canadian/Catholic ( St. Joseph's/Rice) roots here. He has worked in tv/video for over 35 years, in news/sports and industrial production. Scott has participated in the fan production Star Trek: New Voyages, as a cinematographer, and producer, working with many of the actors and crew from various series' in the Star Trek franchise. He currently also works at our sister station, Town Meeting Television as a videographer/editor, and is the Chair of the Board of Electric Commissioners in Burlington. Scott's family has a long history of service to Burlington, both on his and his wife's family side. With family working for Fire, BED, Water, DPW and BPD, and Uncle Gordon Paquette (The Skate rink at Leddy named after him) being Mayor for 10 years, the Moody/Paquette/Ledoux dedication to the citizens of Burlington is well documented. Scott is an avid beer and bourbon geek, and has extensive knowledge of both subjects, don't even get him going on these unless you're in for the long haul;) Scott is married to Tammie Ledoux-Moody, a teacher at BHS, and he has a son, Matthew who is 14.

  • Patient Mwibeleca

    Production Technician

    A passionate photographer and videographer, Patient Mwibeleca comes to the Media Factory having recently completed studies at Burlington Technical Center's Digital Media Lab.

  • Barb Pendl

    Field Producer

    Bio coming soon...

  • Ross Ransom

    Education Manager // ext. 107

    Ross first started producing video while in school in New York. Ross’ passion for teaching community media was solidified during an internship at RETN while completing his degree at Champlain College. Ross strives to help the community tell their stories by making it simple and fun to learn videomaking. Ross enjoys a variety of outdoor activities year-round, making music, and believes in local, dissenting, unfettered, informative, and accessible media productions.

  • Rinzin Sonam

    Production Technician

    Rinzin moved to Burlington after graduating from St. Lawrence University. She then worked in the mental health field helping single parents and kids at a treatment center. Rinzin started a podcast in the beginning of the pandemic focusing on Tibetan Americans and having discussions about stigmatized topics in the Tibetan community while keeping social location in mind. She later started recording the podcast through Media Factory for 99.3 WBTV station. Rinzin backpacked Europe for three months going to 9 countries and realized her passion for creating and film during. Rinzin enjoys spending time in nature, practicing/teaching yoga, meditating, creating art and being in community.

  • Adam Walker

    Production Services Manager // ext. 108

    Adam is a native Vermonter who’s hiked and traveled throughout the US and abroad, exploring both urban and wild places with his family, friends and camera.  His diverse career spans environmental and agricultural science, community access, independent filmmaking, freelance video production, and project management. He spent a rewarding decade at Champlain College’s Emergent Media Center, adapting to different workflows while managing game development, virtual reality, and video production teams. Adam is moved by compelling, authentic stories with engaging visuals, and aims to apply that criteria to collaborations with our government and education partners.

  • Jess Wilson

    Co-Director // ext. 109

    An accomplished video producer and sound designer, Jess has devoted her career to helping community members, non-profits, and arts organizations tell their stories. She previously served as Executive Director and Director of Production with Media Factory co-founding partner RETN. Additional roles include Executive Producer and Channel Director with CCTV/Town Meeting Television in Burlington, Executive Director of LCATV in Colchester, and News Director of WDEV AM & FM in Waterbury. Jess spends most of her free time in the theatre designing sound and projections for the sketch comedy troupe Stealing From Work, and for Vermont Stage Company. She's also the co-founder of the Saints and Poets Production Company, a theatre company devoted to promoting the puppetry arts through theatre and film. Jess dreams about retiring from community media one day and joining the professional Pickleball circuit.