359 South Kalamazoo Mall
Suite 300 (3rd Floor)
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
|Government Production Services Unit
8107 Mustang Drive
Portage, MI 49002
Main Office Staff:
Mark F. Monk
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.”
Executive Administrative Assistantassistant@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.
Public Relations/Outreach Coordinatorpublicrelations@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.
Education for Employment Instructorinstructor@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.
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!
Government Production Services Unit Staff:
Government Production Specialistgps1@publicmedianet.org
Government Production Specialistgps2@publicmedianet.org
Laura has been involved in film and video for over 30 years. She began working at WTVX in West Palm Beach, Florida, and was a news photographer at WOOD tv8 for many years. She has also done commercial production for local and national clients. She currently shoots, edits, and produces content for the Government Production Services Unit located in Portage. GPSU creates two magazine style shows for Public Media Network, and produces special projects relating to educational and government news and events.
Government Meetings Specialistgps3@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 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.