With a smile that can brighten even the gloomiest error message, Aaron has an uncanny knack for turning tech talk into a delightful dance. Need help figuring out why your Auto Schedule rule is doing the robot instead of the cha-cha? Aaron's got your back and a few dance moves up their sleeve. Aaron's love for helping others is contagious, spreading through the digital waves like a pixelated hug. They don't just solve problems; they turn them into tales of triumph, sprinkled with a dash of Cablecast fairy dust for good measure.
Having gotten an early start tinkering with computers and programming, Alex likes to explore a variety of tech. In his spare time, you can usually find him playing games with friends or modding a retro console. Whatever the case, there's probably some Taco Bell involved.
A Minnesota native living in Minneapolis, Amanda found her love of code and graphics at Normandale, before going on to major in Interactive Media Design at Ai Minnesota. Usability is key and clean code is a pleasure. She joined Tightrope in 2020, and when she's not playing with code, she's drawing cartoons or trying out new ways to DIY. Or being roped into a new boardgame with friends.
Amber Woller started her career as an elementary school teacher in Texas and then moved into administration when she relocated to Minnesota. She joined Tightrope in 2021 to work with accounting and human resources. She enjoys cooking/baking, spending time with her family and dogs, and reading.
I have been officially working for Tightrope since 2008, but have been around the company since it's inception. I spend most of my time running the accounting and human resources teams. I also dabble in production, facilities management, and overall ensure our staff can focus on their roles the best they can. When I am not doing all of that, I spend time with our 3 uniquely amazing children and wonderful wife. I enjoy tackling DIY projects around the house, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and take my son to a new MLB ballpark every year since he's been born.
Bestina’s video production journey began when she stumbled upon Community Media Access Collaborative (CMAC) in sunny California - first as a member and then as their Membership Coordinator. Now part of the Tightrope team in Minneapolis, she looks forward to helping the office run like a well oiled machine.
Access, education, local government: Bob’s been involved with every initial of the P.E.G experience over the years. He’s just left-brained enough to get himself into tech trouble and just right-brained enough to come up with a good story about it. Bob is based in the 413 area of Western Massachusetts, but not near the Tanglewood part. When he and his incredibly smart wife are not watching one daughter play sports or the other one dancing, he’s binging the Food Network or looking for a place to put his toes in the sand.
Brian began his journey into the filmmaking world at 10 years old, making home movies with his brother and friends. This led to pursuing a degree in Film & Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Since graduating, he has worked on various independent projects and became the Station Manager of Baldwinsville, New York's public access channel. Outside of work, Brian spends time with friends and family, does whatever physically active thing he can, or on the rare occasion, plays a video game on his custom built PC.
Chris has been involved with PEG since he was in 8th grade attempting to forecast the weather on the school’s morning news show. For the last 15 years, he’s been part of almost every aspect of PEG from production, engineering, studio design, and outreach. Chris started with Cablecast in the spring of 2023 after 10 years operating a community access station on the Connecticut Shoreline. On the weekend, you’ll find him and his wife fishing, touring new places, and spending time with family & friends.
Courtney lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and joined Tightrope Media Systems in 2023. Her passion for Accounting originated when she attended and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is exciting to grow with Tightrope and dive deeper into their accounting processes. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outside and spending time with family and friends.
Dana has been entrenched in community media since 2000. She caught the media production bug when she was accidentally placed into a television class in high school. Since then, she started working as a meeting operator and progressed to her most recent position as Executive Director of a multi-city consortium. She joined the Tightrope team in 2022. When she’s not nerding out on learning new technology, she enjoys martial arts, gardening, reading, and family game night with her three kiddos.
Elliot has a 30 year history in broadcast production and engineering, having served as production engineer, remote engineer & live event technical director at KTSM-TV & KVIA-TV in El Paso, TX. He was also a Regional Sales Manager for Synergy Broadcast Systems for 15 years.
Jake has been a technology systems and people leader with over 15 years of experience in customer service, project management and video production. When he’s not working, he loves using his camera to capture what’s happening around him and telling stories through the power of editing and music. Jake enjoys collaborating with talented individuals and creating a fast, efficient and fun atmosphere to get work done and deliver value to our customers.
Having been the programmer at a couple of MA-based Community Media centers since 2010, Kayla is no stranger to Cablecast/Carousel. She got her start as the Director of Programming at Amherst Media in 2010 and then moved into the Programming Coordinator role at Billerica Access Television in 2015. As part of the Tightrope team, Kayla looks forward to helping Cablecast customers get the most out of their systems. Outside of the office, she has a passion for music and photography/film making. During the summer months, she enjoys camping, kayaking, and biking.
Kevin has been working in the technical support industry for as long as anyone can remember. When he's not helping customers out with their systems, he can be found pwn'ing t3h n00bs in League of Legends, Scootin around in Overwatch, or being social on Club Penguin. Last name is pronounced "Maple Syrup".
Originally from Panama City, Panama, Maria moved from the tropics to the tundra in early 2021. Her journey in marketing started in higher education as part of the admissions team at FSU Panama campus, and since then has grown a passion for all things marketing and communications. Having joined the team in 2022, she looks forward to diving further into the community media world. When not creating content, she enjoys cooking, listening to Bossa Nova, and playing with her two yorkies.
Meet Matt - a Community Media enthusiast who discovered his passion for the field while in high school at MMTV in Melrose, MA. He started working at BevCam in 2014 and gained expertise in Cablecast to schedule PEG channels. Currently residing in the Northshore of MA, Matt loves to travel, hike, camp, and take photographs.
Mike began his professional career as an engineer at Boston's CBS affiliate TV station. He transitioned to software engineering when he joined Avid Technology and most recently led the development team at Home Automated Living designing automation software. Mike has also been an active volunteer for over 20 years at his local TV access center. In his off time you can find him enjoying the lakes and trails of New Hampshire.
Michelle got her start as a community radio producer in 2008 and has stayed involved in a variety of community media projects. She joined the team in 2014. She works to keep the Cablecast user community connected and enjoys exploring all the ways that hyperlocal content creators build stronger communities. She's also always down for karaoke.
Nick got his start in Community Media twenty-odd (very odd) years ago with LPFM radio and then jumped into community TV in 2006, which is when he started using Cablecast. Nick lives in Western Massachusetts, though no longer in the Tanglewood part. Nick might be found spinning records, officiating roller derby, or obsessing over Taskmaster with his offspring.
Has been with Tightrope since 2009. Typically can be found in Maine doing some dev stuff in Ember. His hobbies include scrapbooking, collecting yearbooks and building model railroads. He also climbs rocks.
Robert has worked in PEG his entire career starting as a volunteer camera operator shooting high school football games for Charter Cable 26 in Grand Prairie, TX. He has been a news producer, talk show host, access manager, and training coordinator. He's now in Olympia, Washington where he produces a live karaoke show called "Karaoke Oly" and a live crowdsourced sketch comedy show called "Live at Five."
Steve has worked for a several cable operators in local programming, for several cable networks in affiliate relations, ran an access center back in the day, and over the last 11 years has worked with Tightrope Media Systems primarily focused on Cablecast. While working he is most often at a desk or on a plane, and while not working prefers to be outside, on a mountain, riding a wave, or walking a dog.
Teresa is an opera singer turned web developer born and raised in Wyoming. She is innately a puzzle-solver which drove her to this career where she can use her artistic and creative background to produce beautiful yet complex products. In her spare time, you can find her pulling weeds, cuddling her 3 needy cats, or enjoying good food and a glass of wine on the deck with her husband. Teresa currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Tyler can trace his engineering skills back to debugging N64 cartridges. He graduated from the University of Dayton, ascribing his accomplishments to Cousin Vinny's Pizza, Red Bull, and future funk. Melee and novels take up most of his free time. His dream is to live in a world where the street lights are lava lamps.
Wade is a trained IT professional with hands on experience in broadcast. He started his career as a systems administrator at a PEG media station and has since grown in the industry. Wade has always had a fascination with technology, beginning when he first started tinkering with computers at the age of 12. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games and has a passion for aviation and rocketry. If Wade isn't helping a customer he is probably crashing something in Kerbal Space Program.