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.
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.
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 is a photographer and videographer from Northampton, Massachusetts.
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 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.
Sky DiMuro is a rising junior at Emerson College majoring in Media Arts Production and minoring in Political Science. They currently hold two positions at their sorority. They serve as philanthropy assistant and historian. They love portrait photography and television production. At BIG, they are excited to engage with like minded artist and look forward to working with the Brookline community.