We’re proud to have an incredibly talented team at BIG. Our skilled staff members have a diverse wealth of experience ranging from filmmaking, production, and editing, to graphic design and marketing, to teaching and curriculum design. Amidst the wide array of expertise, we are all passionate about community media and committed to empowering all community members to express themselves by telling their stories and creating their own content.

 

Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director - Kathy@brooklineinteractive.org

A native of western Maine, Kathy works in solidarity with diverse communities to amplify their voices; managing programs and organizations rooted in participatory media and digital inclusion as a creative technologist, storyteller, and community organizer. As a research fellow at the MIT Open Doc Lab, Kathy’s fieldwork was featured in Ms. Magazine on equitable access to traditional and emerging media in the public interest. Kathy received the 2019 'Nextant Legacy Prize' from the Virtual World Society, is a policy advisor to the CyberXR Coalition, and serves as Vice-Chair of the Northeast board of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). For more info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathybisbee.

Corbin Riedel

Production Manager - Corbin@brooklineinteractive.org

Wanting to be a director at an early age, influenced by Kubick, Scorsese and Spielberg and raised in the community media world, he parlayed his love of movies and media into his desire to create and help others do the same. A self-professed video nerd with over twelve years experience in the media field, Corbin conducts training programs at BIG, with everything from podcasting, editing, phone filmmaking and studio production. Corbin also oversees the facilities, maintenance, and manages all BIG productions whether they are in the studio, in the field or remotely!

Rebecca Zinner

Communications and Engagement Manager - Rebecca@brooklineinteractive.org

Rebecca has an unwavering commitment to and belief in the democratizing power of community media and its ability to empower diverse voices and increase media literacy. She is a media maker and educator whose independent short films explore themes of home, family, and health. She earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices in 2018 from the University of Colorado Boulder and has previously taught in both collegiate and nonprofit settings.

Ian Bauer

IT/Special Projects Coordinator - Ian@brooklineinteractive.org

Ian is a photographer and videographer from Northampton, Massachusetts.

Morgan Laing-Buckland

Production Assistant

Morgan@brooklineinteractive.org

Ann Theis

Deputy Director - Ann@brooklineinteractive.org

Community-based Media has been an intrinsic part of Ann’s life ever since she attended Antioch College to become a documentary filmmaker. Discovering the importance of community media under pioneers in the field, she learned that teaching people to express their own voice was more important than merely documenting them. Now at BIG, she is managing operations including staff and interns, educational programming for adults and youth, community outreach, grant-writing, and reporting. She is the 2019 recipient of the Dirk Koning - George Stoney Award for Humanistic Communication.

Andrew Doig

IT Systems Administrator - Andrew@brooklineinteractive.org

Andrew is BIG's Systems/IT Coordinator. A native of Carlisle MA, he has a degree in Information Technology from Emmanuel College in Boston. A staff member since 2013, Andrew is responsible for BIG's website, on site technology and VR gear. In his spare time Andrew likes to tinker with PC's, play video games with friends and try new craft beer.

Dan Rodriguez

Interim Broadcast Director - Dan@brooklineinteractive.org

Born and raised in Boston, solving creative and technical challenges has been at the core of every professional role I've played for the past 31 years. Whether its studio design, technology planning, video production, film making, song writing or live performance; it all starts with values, language and ideas. I thrive on helping communities of all shapes, sizes and origins to achieve their goals. And I'm privileged to work with a team of like-minded, talented and truly committed people here at BIG.

josh Widdicombe

Virtual Reality Coordinator

Josh@brooklineinteractive.org

BIG's INTERNS

Noelle Rene Gordillo

Social Media & Marketing Intern

Noelle is a junior honors student at Emerson College, studying Business of Creative Enterprises and Marketing. On campus, she works as Executive Producer for the National Broadcasting Society's show, Musicians Wanted. She is also very passionate about making music and has released a few songs of her own! In the past, Noelle worked as a reporter and loved being able to get to know people in her community that have various creative ambitions. At BIG, she is excited to meet and engage a new community in all of the amazing programs BIG has to offer.

Danielle Fineza

Production Assistant Intern

Danielle is a rising senior at Emerson College studying broadcast journalism. She works both in front of and behind the camera on-campus. Danielle fell in love with community media several summers ago while interning with PhillyCAM in her hometown. She's excited to be working with BIG this summer and to continue learning more about the community, local stories and production equipment!

Audrey Martin

Social Media and Television Production Intern

I am a senior at Boston University studying journalism and public relations in the College of Communication. I have previously worked in the journalism field at a number of local newspapers and have a passion for community outreach and local media. At BIG I hope to further my knowledge of community outreach and engagement and gain insight into the world of television production and local media.

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