Staff


Folger.Annie

I’m Annie Folger, the Media Center’s Executive Director. My job is to represent and manage the Media Center. I authored the bumper sticker “Let’s Put the VISION in Television!” I believe that grassroots communication and building community through media are essential ingredients for a healthy democracy. I work with an incredible staff and a diverse and Read More…

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Adams.Karen

Emmy-nominated Producer-Director Karen Adams has been creating community-focused media for over 18 yrs. As the Media Center’s Production Manager-Staff Producer, Karen oversees 300 studio shows annually — training, coaching, and supervising a pool of over 300 producers and crew, and managing a team of part-time studio technicians. As Staff Producer, Karen has produced hundreds of Read More…

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Sanders.Becky

I took the Media Center studio class here in April 2007 and began volunteering regularly thereafter. I liked the work and the environment so much I joined Midpen Media Staff part time in October 2007, becoming full time staff in 2011. As Communications and Marketing Manager, I keep people informed about what’s happening at Midpen plus Read More…

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Segura.Lupita

My name is Lupita Segura and I’m the Administrative/Finance Assistant here at the Media Center. I have a BA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. When I’m not working, I like to volunteer on shows, here at the Media Center, go to the movies, and read. back to Staff page

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Sorokach.Dave

Delicious… Eclectic is how Dave Sorokach describes living in California (having moved here from the East Coast a dozen years ago) and in particular his experiences at the Media Center. Unless for no particular reason staff is hanging out in the parking lot, Dave’s is usually the first Media Center face visitors encounter. You see, Read More…

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Pearce.Chris

Chris is in charge of technology at the Media Center. He grew up in London, England and obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of York in the north of England. He has lived and worked in the US since graduating in 1984, initially in Boston, MA and locally on the peninsula since Read More…

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Norfleet.Jesse

Jesse Norfleet is the Youth and Community Engagement Manager for the Media Center. One of his primary tasks is to work with youth, particularly those who are underserved and under resourced, to get more involved in using video and technology as an empowerment tool, and giving them a voice. He also reaches out to local Read More…

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McGinnes.Jeff

Jeff McGinnis has been with the Media Center since the early 2000’s, working in a variety of capacities including staff videographer, editor, instructor, and equipment monitor. An expert user of Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects, he has worked on many types of video projects including documentaries, promotionals, animated effects, and fictional short films. Read More…

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Brown.Nancy

Nancy’s first connection to the Media Center was as a volunteer in the studio. She joined the staff in 1999, producing and directing an award-winning local public affairs program. Nancy has worked in all aspects of video production, including shooting, editing, and special effects animation, for field and studio. She also worked on the Pro Services website and other design Read More…

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Alley.Chuck

I am the Producer/Director for Community Sports for the Media Center and the MC Sports Program. The MC Sports Program is a great program that enlists middle school and high school students as volunteer crew to produce high school sports events. The program is youth led and youth driven; students receive training by industry professionals Read More…

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Bennett.Sara

Hi, I’m a Studio Tech at the Media Center.  I graduated from the University of Arizona School of Media Arts in 2009.  I moved back to the Bay Area and started volunteering at the Media Center.  I really enjoyed helping to create TV shows and was excited when the opportunity arose for me to become a Read More…

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Jones.Brian

Two sons, lovely wife of 30+ years, lots of hiking, skiing. ….lived most of my life in Los Altos. back to Staff page

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Rentzke.Katie

Katie Rentzke is passionate about community development and using media to uplift and engage communities. As the Communications Coordinator, Katie uses this passion to provide leadership in all areas of the Midpen Media’s communication, which includes content marketing, social media, and public relations. Katie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University, Read More…

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Margolies.Elliot

Elliot Margolies has produced and facilitated community-focused media in the Silicon Valley since 1984. He was the founding Executive Director, in 1990, of the Midpeninsula Community Media Center in Palo Alto, CA. Margolies has helped over three hundred Midpeninsula nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, and community groups to produce video programs and, more recently, media designed Read More…

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Pencavel.Louise

Hi I’m Louise Pencavel. I produced and hosted two interview series,at the Media Center for many years. Now I’m Director of Production Services, the branch of the Media Center that produces professional videos in support of our non-profit work. I grew up in the wild woods of Northern Maine and later received a BA cum Read More…

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Kreitz.Doug

I was drawn to visual media while a teenager living in Germany where my father served in the U.S. Military.   My German photo instructor sparked in me a love of the craft, and an appreciation of the rewards of creating visual statements for others to see. My passion for photography soon evolved from a simple Read More…

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