Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

Jim Mead

General Manager of UWW-TV

Years at UWW: 17
Hometown: Burlington, Wisconsin
Favorite Quote: “No man is a failure who has friends.” Clarence Odbody, Its a Wonderful Life (1946)
About Jim: Many creative examples I continue to incorporate into class lectures and labs are inspired from my early youth when I used to write short stories and create “television shows” with Fisher Price characters and play sets. 

Joe Mabie

Video Production Manager

Years at UWW: 1
Hometown: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Favorite Quote: “Always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours.” -Yogi Berra
About Joe: When not on campus, I’m likely searching out the area’s best cheeseburger, or I’m at a sporting event of any kind. I like to be as active as possible, whether that is golfing (both traditional and disc) in the summertime or curling in the wintertime.

Student Staff

Drew Best

Student Producer, UWW-TV Sports

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Sports Marketing

Hometown: Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” -William G.T. Shedd

About Drew: I’m super excited to get the opportunity to work in a position that will set me up for my future career. When I’m not at work, you can catch me working out, listening to all kinds of music, hanging out with friends, or playing video games in my free time.

Joe Blake

Student Video Production Specialist

Year: Senior

Major: Electronic Media

Hometown: East Troy, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Humans are odd. They think order and chaos are somehow opposites and try to control what won’t be. But there is grace in their failings. I think you missed that.” – Vision

About Joe: You can find me long boarding around campus, playing videos games with my friends and keeping up to date on all things Marvel.

Angie Carchesi

Student Supervisor of Technology

Year: Junior

Major:  Electronic Media

Minor: Advertising

Hometown: Franklin, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Change the world by being yourself.” – Amy Poehler

About Angie: In my free time I like to hang out with friends, paint, and watch Netflix. I also work at the University Center as a Video Producer and am the Promotions Director for the campus radio station, 91.7 The Edge WSUW.

Dean Cerro

Student Co-Producer, RHA News Update

Year: Senior

Major:  Electronic Media

Minor: General Communication

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Trust The Process” – Joel Embiid

About Dean: I am currently a senior at UW-Whitewater with my major being Communication with an emphasis on Electronic Media. I transferred over to UW-Whitewater from UW-Rock County after I finished my associates degree and so since then I have been at UW-Whitewater for about a year now! My favorite sports team is the Philadelphia 76ers and I am obsessed with them. Other than that, I am interested in a lot of different things ranging from sports, video games, and TV shows as well. I am not sure what I will do after college but in the meantime I’m gonna try and have fun along the way.

Corey Ferris

Student Producer, UWW-TV Sports

Year: Senior

Major:  Electronic Media

Minor: Advertising

Hometown: Lake Mills, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I reject your reality and substitute my own” -Adam Savage

About Corey: Nontraditional Student that quit my day job to get a piece of paper. Before coming to UWW I’ve worked in a few different places, but I had a knack for production. I worked with City of Madison in their IT department and worked heavily with their public access channels before a local news company picked me up and I became the ‘go to’ guy there. For nearly 5 years I was floor crew, master control operator, show editor, spot producer, photojournalist, the list goes on (it shouldn’t, that’s why I left). I planned to go to school immediately upon leaving the station, but the pandemic hit. I stayed busy working in bio tech, until I left that to come back to school last year. I’ve been free lancing video work for corporate clients since. I also love to explore the outdoors.

Erin Greshay

Student Supervisor, Entertainment Programming

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism 

Minor: Electronic Media

Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “If you’re happy doing what you’re doing, then nobody can tell you you’re not successful.” – Harry Styles

About Erin: I love hanging out and catching up with friends and family in my free time. I love music, especially when it’s live. I guess the dream is to one day travel the world and produce some cool content along the way.

Abbey Hamachek

Student Producer, UWW-TV News

Year: Sophomore

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism 

Minors: Film Studies and Electronic Media

Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going. I just hope I find it along the way.” – Michael Scott 

About Abbey: Hi! In my future I would love to go into investigative reporting at a local news station. Barbara Walters is a huge inspiration when it comes to my career. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family as well as listening to music. Concerts are one of my favorite things. I also absolutely love animals; I have two dogs and a hamster. 

AJ Kober

Student Co-Supervisor of Sports Programming

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Psychology 

Hometown: Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

About AJ: Hi, my name is AJ Kober and I am a junior here on the campus of UW-Whitewater. My major is Journalism and my minor is Psychology. Some of my favorite things to do are basketball, video games, and commentating sports games.

Nolan Kopydlowski

Student Co-Supervisor of Sports Programming

Year: Junior

Major:  Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Marketing

Hometown: Eagle, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I’m not superstitious, but I am a little stitous.” – Michael Scott

About Nolan: Hey! I’m Nolan, and I’m a student producer here at UWW-TV. I’m also an announcer for Warhawks’ sporting events. In my free time, I love to watch sports, hang out with family & friends, travel, and get outside to enjoy things like hiking and nature. While I’m not living on campus, I’m often around the area and at the station. If you see me around, feel free to say hi! 

Faith Lusignan

Student Producer, UWW-TV Original Programming

Year: Junior
Majors: Electronic Media and Film Studies
Hometown: Elkhorn, Wisconsin
Favorite Quote: “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
About Faith: I like to listen to music, hang out with friends, take pictures on my Polaroid camera, and just chill. Oh, I also love cats and succulents.

McClane Noffke

Student Supervisor of Programming

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Public Relations

Hometown: Holmen, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi

About McClane: Outside of school and work, I enjoy taking hikes with my dog, going on road trips, reading, watching movies and chilling with friends.

Ramsey Richards

Student Co-Producer, RHA News Update

Year: Sophomore

Major:  Communication

Minor: Film

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long.” – Mitch Hedberg

About Ramsey: Hi, my name is Ramsey. When I’m not working, I can usually be found playing video games, watching hockey, or spending money on energy drinks.

Lauren Strauss

Student Video Production Specialist

Year: Senior

Major: Media Arts and Game Development

Hometown: Polo, Illinois

Favorite Quote: “Talent is cheap, you have to be possessed or obsessed, rather. You really have to feel like you cannot not do art, and that is something you can’t will.” -John Baldessari

About Lauren: I really love doodling and anything movie related. Don’t get me started on a monster movie or you will be stuck with me all day. 

Heidi Wagner

Student Supervisor of Master Control Operations

Year: Sophomore

Major: History Education

Hometown: Antioch, Illinois

Favorite Quote: “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” – Ted Williams

About Heidi: You can find me hanging out with friends or listening to music in my free time. I am also a part of the Marching Band in the Color Guard at UWW.  I am so excited to get back behind the camera and create content again because I loved it in high school!