staff

Main Office
359 South Kalamazoo Mall
Suite 300 (3rd Floor)
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 343-2211
Government Production Services Unit
8107 Mustang Drive
Portage, MI 49002
(269) 350-2090

Main Office Staff:

Harry “Hap” Haasch : Executive Director

Harry “Hap” Haasch

Executive Director

executive@publicmedianet.org

Harry “Hap” Haasch is currently Executive Director of Public Media Network (PMN) based in Kalamazoo, MI. Mr. Haasch joined PMN in July, 2005, after serving in a similar capacity for fifteen years with Community Television Network (CTN) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and for five years with Wheaton Community Television (WCTV) in Wheaton, Illinois.

In addition to community media management and administration, Mr. Haasch has an extensive background in telecommunication and cable television regulatory work.

Mr. Haasch earned a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film from Eastern Michigan University (1983), and a M.A. in Telecommunication Management from Michigan State University (1986).

He is married to his lovely college sweetheart (Susan), and the couple have three wonderful daughters (Kelsey, Haley, and Shannon). Mr. Haasch devotes much of his non-professional energy to coaching Gull Lake High School Girls Varsity Tennis and is active in the greater Kalamazoo “tennis community”.

Mark F. Monk : Operations Manager

Mark F. Monk

Operations Manager

operations@publicmedianet.org

Mark began volunteering at the Public Media Network in 1984 and for the past 24 years has been an employee. He is currently the Operations Manager of PMN and Station Manager for WKDS 89.9FM, a hybrid educational and community radio station.

Mark has been a past member and board chair of the Michigan Chapter of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), a past member of the National ACM board and currently the board chair for Central States – ACM.

“I am always happy to chat about Public, Educational and Governmental Access Television, as well as community radio and efforts to reinforce our ability to exercise free speech.”

Linda Tetzloff : Executive Administrative Assistant

Linda Tetzloff

Executive Administrative Assistant

assistant@publicmedianet.org

Linda is a liaison for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, responsible for all bookkeeping, human resources, running of the office and the official record keeper. She is a California cowgirl at heart, loves all sorts of arts & crafts, and currently has five fur babies.

Brian Gonda : Video Production Coordinator

Brian Gonda

Video Production Coordinator

production@publicmedianet.org

As the Video Production Coordinator, Brian oversees GPSU and PMN productions.  Starting in New Mexico Public TV in 1990, Brian has since worked around the country in the news, documentary and corporate fields. When he’s not avoiding his office (he’d much rather be out shooting and directing) Brian stays busy wrangling interns, keeping our municipal partners happy and partnering with the Arts Community.

Beth Romeo : Programming Coordinator

Beth Romeo

Programming Coordinator

programming@publicmedianet.org

As Programming Coordinator, Beth manages the content for our five channels, and helps producers with tech and programming questions. If you’ve got a question, Beth will help you find the answer. She’s been an active participant in community media for 10 years and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Alliance for Community Media and its subsidiaries.

Nick Eppinga : Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator

Nick Eppinga

Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator

publicrelations@publicmedianet.org

As the Public Relations/Outreach Coordinator, Nick spends his days working with interns and staff to promote the services and activities that PMN has to offer the Kalamazoo community. When not working, his favorite activities are spending time outdoors with his family, visiting microbreweries around the Midwest, and enjoying films and music.

Ashley Morris : Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

Ashley Morris

Marketing & Promotions Coordinator

marketing@publicmedianet.org

Ashley Morris is the Marketing & Promotion Coordinator at Public Media Network with over a decade of television experience including two internships in public access stations and over half a decade at PMN.

Matt Perigo : Education for Employment Instructor

Matt Perigo

Education for Employment Instructor

instructor@publicmedianet.org

Matt Perigo, an instructor for EFE's digital video production and the PMN’s media production workshops. Matt got his start in the television media field when he worked for WWMT channel 3 in 1998 as a production assistant, master control operator, news cast editor, photojournalist and commercial production. He also served for 6 years in the Navy Reserve as a master at arms. He has an associate’s degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College degree in animation and video production. He has won multiple awards for his short films and animations.

Angela Bailey : Receptionist

Angela Bailey

Receptionist

receptionist@publicmedianet.org

The first friendly face you will see at PMN is mine. I am currently enrolled at KVCC to receive my AAS to become an Administrative Assistant. In my free time, I love to read!

Matt Melnick : Facility Support Assistant

Matt Melnick

Facility Support Assistant

As a Facility Support Assistant, Matt is here to help producers with basic editing questions and troubleshooting, along with getting equipment when users come into the facility. He also monitors our five channels to ensure that things are working properly and to alert staff of any playback issues that might arise.

Jake Andrews : Production Assistant

Jake Andrews

Production Assistant

prodassist@publicmedianet.org

Government Production Services Unit Staff:

A. David Shaw : Government Production Specialist

A. David Shaw

Government Production Specialist

gps1@publicmedianet.org
Laura Rose : Government Production Specialist

Laura Rose

Government Production Specialist

gps2@publicmedianet.org
Al Forist : Government Meetings Specialist

Al Forist

Government Meetings Specialist

gps3@publicmedianet.org

As Government Meeting Production Specialist, Al spends his days and evenings setting up for and covering the many public meetings in the area. Al is a lifetime Kalamazoo resident, interrupted by a few decades in Grand Rapids. Al has spent over 40 years in broadcast television, all in the West Michigan area. He recently retired but found the Public Media Network to be a wonderful opportunity to continue to be involved in the work he has done for a lifetime.
Al lives in Kalamazoo Township with his wife Ann and her cat Miles.

Karen Woodworth : Anchor/Reporter

Karen Woodworth

Anchor/Reporter

connect@publicmedianet.org

Karen Woodworth is the host of Connect and K-12 360, both produced through Public Media Network's Government Production Services Unit. She has a background in public and non-profit radio and is also a musicologist. When not at PMN, she directs musical ensembles and volunteers for various organizations. She's lived in Kalamazoo since 1990 and enjoys being a part of such a vibrant community.

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