Meet the Staff

Professional Staff

Jim Mead

General Manager of UWW-TV

Years at UWW: 18
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: 2
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

Chris Aguilar

Student Programming Producer

Year: Junior

Major: Electronic Media

Hometown: Kenosha, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

About Chris: I am so thrilled to be working for UWW-TV with great people and producing stuff along the way! In my spare time I normally like listening to music, chilling in my room by myself or hanging out with friends, and watching sports.

Drew Best

Student Co-Supervisor of Sports Programming

Year: Senior

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.

Angie Carchesi

Student Supervisor of Technology

Year: Senior

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.

Tori Carter

Student Programming Producer

Year: Senior

Major:  Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Electronic Media

Hometown: Racine, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Make sure you’re not just waiting for someone else to fix things or hoping that things will improve. Figure out what’s going on, and make a plan to improve things.”

About Tori: I am the President & Charter of the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, President of Sevyn Fashion Modeling Troupe and Student Mentor.

Brian Gale

Student Sports Producer

Year: Senior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Minor: Electronic Media

Hometown: Stillman Valley, Illinois

Favorite Quote: “Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I didn’t win. I guess we’ll never know.” -Kanye West

About Brian: When not working with UWW-TV, you can catch me covering Warhawk Women’s Sports for the Royal Purple. I am a diehard Philadelphia sports fan, never missing a game. In my free time you can find me playing video games and watching sports with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I am trying to attend a game at every MLB park with my dad, so far, we are 7 out of 30. 

Erin Greshay

Student Supervisor of Entertainment Programming

Year: Senior

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 Supervisor of UWW-TV News Programming

Year: Junior

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: Senior

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 senior 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 Supervisor of Programming

Year: Senior

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! 

Rori Leonhard

Student Entertainment Programming Producer

Year: Sophomore

Major: Graphic Design

Minor: Electronic Media

Hometown: Stratford, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “It is just as important to live in the present as it is to understand the past.”

About Rori: After taking two years off school, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in arts and film at UW-Whitewater. Attending here has also allowed me to dive deeper into my passion for fitness, establish a routine schedule, and make connections with so many people, which is something I would not trade for the world. 

Faith Lusignan

Student Supervisor of UWW-TV Original Programming

Year: Senior
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.

Alex Manthei

Student Sports Producer

Year: Junior

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Hometown: West Bend, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better.” – Les Paul

About Alex: My number one focus in life is music. I love listening to many different genres but especially heavy metal. If I’m not listening to music, I am probably playing music. For the past few years, I have tried to learn a new instrument each summer and, thus far, I’ve done guitar, bass, keyboard, and harmonica. In the grand scheme, I just hope to do something I can be remembered for.

McClane Noffke

Student Video Production Specialist

Year: Senior

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.

Betsabe Ramos

Student News Producer

Year: Freshman

Major: Broadcast/Print/Web Journalism

Hometown: Oregon, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Life is God’s novel. Let him write it.”— Isaac Bashevis Singer

About Betsabe: Hi! Alongside journalism, I enjoy content creation and anything musical! In the future, I hope to work in the entertainment industry, specifically at Variety magazine. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, dancing/singing, and binging TV shows/movies. Currently, I’m watching New Girl and Community!

Ramsey Richards

Student Supervisor of Equipment Operations

Year: Junior

Major:  Electronic Media

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.

Heidi Wagner

Student Supervisor of Master Control Operations

Year: Junior

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!

Kaz Walke

Student Programming Producer

Year: Senior

Major: Electronic Media

Hometown: Deforest, Wisconsin

Favorite Quote: “Don’t be afraid to face the future, and don’t let your past dictate your present.” -Anonymous

About Kaz: You can usually find me listening to music or humming along to something, and I’m always looking for something new and exciting to do! Bucket list items include skydiving, Whitewater rafting, back country snowboarding, and climbing a redwood.