Take a look at the wonderfully talented people that help run Student Television!
In addition to the people listed below, we have countless members doing amazing things with us and have more joining every year.
Station Manager: Nicholas Bafia
Howdy! I was raised in the Midwest, but after moving to Raleigh a few years ago, I quickly adopted "howdy" as my greeting, so if you see me walking around, hit me with a howdy and I'll hit you with finger guns. I am a Senior Communications Major, with a concentration in Media Studies/Production and Global Cinema Studies Minor. I'm a big fan of film and tv, planning on entering the industry after graduation. One of my strengths (and sometimes weaknesses) is my competitiveness, which fuels my love of games (board, card, video, etc). So hmu if you want to play something, watch something, or eat something.
As Station Manager, I make sure that STV runs smoothly in the present, that our past is preserved, and that our future remains bright. I fully believe in STV as a space to promote creativity and learning, for all people interested, no matter what your experience level is. You'll see me at most of our events this year, so stop by and say hi, feel free to ask me ANYTHING, doesn't even have to be STV-related, I am happy to help!
Assistant Station Manager / Communications Director: Summer Lawrence
I am a rising Junior double majoring in Communications and Dramatic Art! I absolutely love acting, reading, dancing, and film - really anything artsy! As Assistant Station Manager I will be helping review all the awesome episodes, help organize and attend meetings and events, and make sure filming and other production aspects get done efficiently. I can’t wait to help start planning new things for STV!
Business Manager/Treasurer: Anna Concepcion
Hi, I am Anna Concepcion from Charlotte, North Carolina. I’m a Sophomore Business Major and Spanish for the Professions Minor. I am very excited to be the new Business Manager and Treasurer for STV this year. I have a passion for finance and accounting and I am excited to bring my skills to STV!
Advising Business Manager: Bronson Boucher
I am a junior from Cary, North Carolina, studying economics & pre-business while minoring in business journalism. For the past year, I have served as Student Television's Treasurer & Business Manager, providing the executive board with quarterly financial reports while coordinating each financial transaction made by our organization through the Student Activities Fund Office. I also draft our yearly budget, and ensure that it is adhered to throughout our fiscal year.
Outside of STV, I am an avid swimmer, hiker and canoe enthusiast.
Marketing Director: Jules Perkins
Hi! I'm a Sophomore from good ol' Chapel Hill majoring in Computer Science & Communications. I've been working with STV since I got to UNC (last year I produced the show On the Hill) and I love everything about it! This year, I'm excited to spread the word to folks on and off campus about us as Marketing Director! In my free time I like to hike & bake pies, so hmu for some wholesome fun!
Social Media Manager: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Station Engineer: Ricky Lancaster
I am a first year pre-business major from Charlotte, North Carolina, and the STV Station Engineer. I started teaching myself filmmaking and editing in middle school, and have been doing freelance videography for a year. I also enjoy playing the piano, drums and try to teach myself music production and audio design. I would like to work in advertising in the future, and I am planning on minoring in communications.
Producers (Spring 2018):
Late Night STV: Sammy Wadsworth
I am a junior with a double major in Studio Art and Communications with a focus in Media Production and a minor in writing for the Screen and Stage. I am from Wilmington and a proud owner of a morbidly obese pug. I have been a part of Late Night for the past two years as a writer and director, and I am thrilled to be Producer for Late Night this 2017/2018 school year.
I do not believe in the Loch Ness Monster, and I have recently learned that an ice cream flavor has been named after Joe Biden.
General College: Molly Kusilka, Hayley Sigmon and Francis Lai
I'm a junior communicationsmajor with a focus on media production and a minor in global cinema. I love producing and directing and hope to make it working in the industry one day at a production company. I will be coproducing General College this year, and I'm so excited to keep this show going and make some amazing episodes this year.
I'm a junior communications major with an emphasis in media production and minors in global cinema and creative writing. I hope to one day work in the industry as a screenwriter and director and hopefully write for television. I'm also in the Carolina Film Association and hope to continue developing my skills in media production throughout my next two years at UNC.
Hey. My name is Francis Lai and I am a junior communications major and (hopeful) business major. My preferred career would be directing motion pictures, but I have also shown interest in second unit directing and film critiquing (follow me @bigcatthetall on IMDb and letterboxd, I try to be humorous-ish). I am the unofficial tallest member of both the Carolina Film Association and Student Television. I also specialize in citing random film trivia, having an extensive knowledge of the NBA, rebounding missed jumpshots, telling mediocre jokes, and hitting my head on low-hanging doors. I hope to help work on General College...obviously, but I also hope to bring my sense of awkward humor and general love for all things screened to STV.
I am a sophomore at UNC from Asheville studying Communications and Spanish. I love watching movies, playing soccer, and taking pictures of my dogs.
(See Will Lowder below)
On the Hill: Jules Perkins
Hi! I'm a freshman here at UNC and an excited newbie at STV! I'm interested in studying computer science and communications. I've produced local youth theater in the past and I'm thrilled for the opportunity to translate my love of that to the TV side of things! In my free time I like to hike and bake pies, so hmu for some wholesome fun!
Undergrads: Alison Oehling
My name is Alison Oehling. I am a senior majoring in Media Production and minoring in Writing for the Screen & Stage and History. I will be taking the reins from Perry this year and producing “Undergrads.” I am excited for this upcoming year as writing is my one true passion and I have been told by some very close sources that my comedy chops are “descent enough.”
DREAMSCAPES: Mashallah Salaam
My name is Mashallah Salaam and I produce, write, and direct. I attend UNC and my dream is to create meaningful and thought provoking television shows and movies.
Club Central: Will Lowder
What’s up, everybody? My name is Will Lowder and I'm the man in the middle of this beautiful photograph. I’m a freshman from Albemarle, North Carolina majoring in Journalism and minoring in Creative Writing. I am not sure how to introduce myself without doing icebreakers so here’s two truths and one lie… 1) I’m really into oil painting 2) A lot of people tell me I look like Howie Mandel 3) I am taking over Club Central for the beloved Thomas Blakey.
Ghost TBD: Blake Benson
Blake Benson is a current junior Communications major, former junior firefighter, and aspiring Junior Mint spokesman (hit me up, Tootsie Roll Industries). He writes, does comedy, and puts everything does in sets of three. Thanks for reading. I appreciate it. Glad you're here.
The Sharing Show: Sierra Dunne
Sierra is a junior from Waxhaw, NC majoring in Media Production and Southern Studies with a minor in Social and Economic Justice. She spends most of her time watching television, and she especially loves watching her favorite show, the hit NBC sitcom Frasier (1993-2004). Her other hobbies include gardening, cooking, driving around aimlessly, and hanging out with her cat Vinny. When she's not doing any of these things, you can probably find her in the Campus Y or at home talking to her friends about Frasier, which won 37 Emmys during its eleven season run. Sierra's biggest inspirations (in both art and life) are Jim Henson, David Lynch, Weird Al, and Mitski.
For Skits and Giggles: Zach Eanes + LJ Enloe
Coming from the small town of Waxhaw, NC, Zachary Eanes plans to create the greatest show ever created in the history of mankind. With his newly acquired lifelong pal, LJ Enloe, they will work together to spark a revolution of happiness. He is currently a Dramatic Art major, and plans to add Communication Studies with a focus in Media Production. He enjoys long walks on the beach, as well as listening to hit songs by the newest and oldest artists. Help us make happy.
LJ Enloe is a first year from Silver Spring, Maryland who has been involved with multiple STV shows already. He and Zach Eanes already have a great deal of ideas and enthusiasm for their show. He looks forward to their vision reaching fruition and is eager to dedicate his already-scarce time to it.
Wheeling and Dealing: JJ Tyson + Drew Vollmer
JJ Tyson is a Ad student and aspiring game-show host. When not working for STV, he's playing piano in bars, writing stand-up comedy, or contemplating existential complexities.
Drew Vollmer is a senior student, majoring in Media Production and Peace, War, and Defense. Along with JJ Tyson, he is a writer and producer for the sitcom "Wheeling and Dealing". Outside of STV, he writes and performs with False Profits, a stand-up, sketch, and improv comedy troupe. Next time time you see him on the street, give him a lil' chest bump- seriously, he needs it to live."