Tom Keiter, Executive Producer
With twenty-five years as a documentary filmmaker and fifteen years experience on the film and video faculty at Penn State, Tom Keiter brings a wealth of production knowledge and experience to the Geospatial Revolution Project.
His work has received national recognition from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), CINE Golden Eagle, the International Film and Video Festival, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
Keiter was the project architect and executive producer for Liquid Assets, the public service media project on water infrastructure, and has served as executive producer or producer/director on numerous public television documentaries.
Stephen Stept, Writer-Director
Stephen Stept has won a number of major television awards—including the Emmy, Writers Guild, duPont and Peabody Awards—for his documentaries aired on PBS, HBO, ABC, Discovery, ESPN and other cable and broadcast networks.
Kristian Berg, Writer-Director
Kristian Berg has been writing and producing national science and history programs for twenty years. Past work includes PBS series History Detectives, NOVA scienceNOW, Newton's Apple, ZOOM! and DragonflyTV. Kristian's awards include a National Emmy nomination; a Gold Plaque from the Chicago Film Festival; a Cine Golden Eagle; and the Science Journalism Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Stephanie Ayanian, Producer and Co-Director
Stephanie Ayanian is a senior producer/director for Penn State Public Broadcasting and was the producer and co-director of Liquid Assets.
Ayanian's work as an independent producer led to a 2005 Superfest Best of Festival award and a 2006 Black Maria Film Festival Second Place award. She also was chosen to create the 2006 Philadelphia International Film Festival opening trailer.
Cheraine Stanford, Producer and Co-Director
Cheraine Stanford brings experience in journalism, independent film and public television to her role as producer at Penn State Public Broadcasting.
Before joining the WPSU team, she worked on several projects at Maysles Films in New York and served as a Production Assistant on the documentary Muhammad and Larry. Stanford also served as Production Coordinator for the Peabody Award-winning election roadshow series for Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.
Greg Feinberg, Editor
Greg Feinberg has been a film editor for nearly 15 years, with national TV credits since 2002. Feinberg edited Chautauqua: An American Narrative, and The Marines for PBS, and Dining Cars USA for The Food Network/Oregon Public Broadcasting. Feinberg's projects have won numerous awards, including EMMY, Telly, CASE, and Communicator. Feinberg edited Liquid Assets for Penn State Public Broadcasting (PSPB), and has teamed with PSPB since 2001.
Mark Stitzer, Director of Photography
Mark Stitzer is a videographer and editor for Penn State Public Broadcasting. Prior to working with Penn State, he did freelance audio, editing, videography, and motion graphics for companies including Jockey Clothing and the U.S. Navy. Stitzer's recent work has aired on The Big Ten Network and earned him industry awards including a Regional Emmy and a Telly.
Joe Myers, Animation and Effects Supervisor
Joe Myers is creative director at Penn State Public Broadcasting. He has received Mid-Atlantic Emmy best documentary honors for his A Road to Independence and Grange Fair: An American Tradition, now in national distribution with PBS.
Catie Grant, Associate Producer
Catie Grant has been working in pubic television since graduating from Penn State in 2005. She previously worked for Western New York Public Broadcasting in Buffalo, New York, where she co-produced several regional programs.
Melanie Doebler, D.Ed., Executive Producer and Project Director
Melanie Doebler has more than twenty-five years experience working in program planning, development, and evaluation in a variety of academic and field settings.
As the director of public engagement for Penn State Public Broadcasting, she serves as project director and development executive for public media projects.
Elaine Brzycki, Project Manager and Funding Relations
Elaine Brzycki has more than twenty years experience in higher educational administration, with a focus on communications, fine arts, engineering, and education. Brzycki oversees the Geospatial Revolution Project outreach initiative and facilitates relationships with the partners. She served as project manager and development executive for the Liquid Assets project.
As manager of Penn State Public Broadcasting's grants and contract relations, she works with corporations, foundations, and organizations interested in funding public media projects.
Lindsey Faussette, Project Associate
Lindsey Faussette, a Penn State Graduate in Arts and Women's Studies, has worked for Penn State University for ten years, and has been a part of the Penn State Public Broadcasting production and outreach teams for the last three.
As a project associate she assists with funding, community outreach initiatives, and project management. She served as a production coordinator for the Liquid Assets project and for many other local productions and national documentaries.
Steve Nelson, Design & Communications
Steve Nelson is a multimedia specialist with Penn State Public Broadcasting and serves as a designer for the Geospatial Revolution Project.
With more than fifteen years experience, Nelson led the web and print design work for the Liquid Assets project and has recently completed projects including LadyLions.com, outinthesilence.com, nano4me.org, and domesticviolence.psu.edu.
Tom Wilson, Multimedia Design