Brookline Interactive Group

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. 

NEW: 2022-23 Job Opportunities at BIG!



Kathy Bisbee

Executive Director -
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 served as Vice-Chair of the Northeast board of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM). For more info:

Ann Theis

Deputy Director -
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.
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Stephen Walter

Director of Special Projects -
Stephen Walter has been working at the intersection of technology, community, and civic design for the past 15 years. He's worked globally - with organizations such as the Red Cross, the UN, and the State Department; and hyper-locally - with partners like the Boston Public Health Commission, the Cape Cod Commission, and the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. He's joining BIG as Director of Special Projects, a new position aimed at exploring the cutting edge of community media and how organizations like BIG can build new connections and possibilities with the communities they serve.
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Eric Sack

Director of Technical Operations -
Results-driven community leader with 17 years of experience developing innovative communication technology-enabled solutions that serve diverse community needs. Deeply committed to using media and communications to support free expression and community development. Proven ability to assess and plan complex, technological systems in team-oriented environment. Adept at building relationships with a shared sense of purpose. Translates ideas into action effortlessly. Possesses an Improvisational and entrepreneurial mindset able to seize opportunities for organizational advancement.

Alexia (Lex) Lalande

Community & Education Coordinator -
Lex helps coordinate BIG's educational programs and teaches all types of media classes. She also helps run community projects and create content for BIG. She has a Masters of Art in Teaching from Mass Art in Boston, and taught graphic design/media arts for a decade in the Hartford Public school system. In her spare time, Lex likes to watch films and doodle.

Adam Sayre

Operations & Media Productions -
A native of eastern Maine, Adam was introduced to making films through skateboarding. After making numerous skate films and graduating from NESCOM in 2009, Adam spent years roughing it in the northern Maine woods, traveling to remote and urban parts of the country filming reality TV shows. He saw video's true value when he started working in community media. Helping people use media to improve their lives and share their stories is something he loves to do, and he hopes to improve and empower the lives of Brookliners one story at a time.
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Wes Kaplan

Youth Development & Streaming Media Manager -
Born and raised in Newton, Wes Kaplan has been a youth worker and after school educator in the Greater Boston area for over 10 years. With a multidisciplinary background in game design, music production, and community organizing, Wes advises BIG’s Brain Wave Live! Series, a youth driven TV variety show produced entirely by teens. In his spare time, Wes enjoys recording and playing shows with his band Lane and attending midnight movies at the Coolidge.
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John Foley

Tech Equity Coordinator | AmeriCorps VISTA -
John Foley (they/them/theirs) is an Americorps VISTA member serving as BIG’s Tech Equity Coordinator for 2022-2023. Previously John has worked as a freelance writer, editor and academic researcher, as an organizer on the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, and as a research Analyst with Prosperity Catalyst. John is thrilled to be at BIG and in their free time enjoys watching HBO’s masterpiece tv show Industry.

Morgan Laing-Buckland

Production Assistant -


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Charlotte Hunter

Production Intern
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Hannah Croasdale

Social Impact Fellow

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