Alumni & Advisors

Studio Ready for Industry Advisory Panel


Our advisors and alumni
            help to shape and guide
                        Broadcast Electronic Media Arts
                                    into the future.

Contact Francine Podenski, our Department chair,
to get involved at (415) 239-3527.

Click to jump to: Video Panel, Audio Panel, Past Advisors, Alumni


Transmedia Advisory Panel, 2013

The following advisors joined us on December 5, 2013, to review curriculum and program learning outcomes for the Rich Media Production Certificate of Achievement:

The panel recommended  a significant revision of program learning outcomes, course content, requirements and sequence and a change in the certificate of achievement title. The new name (Convergence Media Production)  along with revised program learning outcomes, course requirements and course sequence have been approved by the College Curriculum Committee and will be reflected in the 2014-15 college catalog.


Video/TV/Journalism Advisory Panel, 2012

The following joined us on April 25, 2012, to discuss our Video/TV/Journalism curriculum and other recommendations:

  • Graham Hancock - Producer/Editor at Revision3 (IPTV)
  • Mike Murray - Editorial Director of International Marketing and Ad agency AKQA
  • David Mills - Associate Regional Editor for, an Internet content provider owned by AOL, and formerly writer/producer at KPIX-TV from 1993 to 2010
  • Erica Milsom - Documentary filmmaker at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Mariel Myers - Former Senior Producer at ABC/KGO-TV & Advisor @ Drop In Media LLC
  • Paul Nordin - Cinematographer at EMB Studios
  • Kathy Ringgold - Film Editor at Pixar Animation Studios
  • Ken Schneider - Producer, editor, sound recordist for Patchwork Films
  • Julie Watts - Producer and ConsumerWatch reporter at CBS/KPIX-TV
  • Eric Wise - Accomplished freelance editor/compositor, formerly with Macy's, Safeway, Electronic Arts / founder of 

An audio recording of the event is available in mp3 format.


Sound Recording Arts Advisory Panel, 2011

The following joined us in 2011 to discuss our Sound Recording Arts curriculum and other recommendations:

  • Marc Senasac: Sony PlayStation - Senior Music Engineer
  • Renee Richardson: KFOG - Morning Show On-Air Host
  • Dave Nelson: Outpost Studios - Supervising Sound Engineer / Composer / Re-recording Mixer
  • Cindy McSherry: Studio Trilogy - Business Manager
  • Gabriel Armstrong: JK Sound Systems Engineer & Live Sound Touring Engineer
  • Eddie Raymond: IATSE - Local 16 VP and training director
  • Lauren Tabak: hi-fi D.I.Y. Productions - Content Developer for clients Google, Rhapsody, and others
  • Willie Samuels: Studio Trilogy- Senior Recording Engineer
  • Howard Gelman: KQED - Senior Audio Engineer
  • Barney Jones: Pixar Animation Studios - Music and Sound Editor
  • Tom Disher: Disher Music and Sound - Composer, Soud Design, Mixer
  • Michael Primmer: Location Sound Mixer
  • Jesse Harlin: LucasArts - Music Supervisor


Previous Advisors Include ...

Peter Borg (Alumnus): KQED, Producer-Director of "The McNeil/Leher News Hour"

Lynn Friedman: KGO-TV, Special Projects Manager

Karen Lipney: AFTRA Executive

Alex Johnson: TV Executive, retired

Joe Riordan: KPIX-TV, Photographer (Field Camera Operator)

Demetrius Leal: Mantron Corporation, Animator

Don Sharp: KRON-TV, Director

John Lucasey: Studio 880

Perry Lancaster: Plant Recording Studio

Cheryl Jennings (Alumna): KGO-TV, News Anchor

Stephen Hart: Fantasy Studios, Chief Engineer

Jeff Kliment: Lucas Arts, Director of Sound Design for Video Games

Jon Manuel: Clear Channel Radio, Wild 94.9

Don Gardner: KRON-TV, Technical Director

M. T. Silva: Pixar

Nancy Dobbs: KRCB Radio and Television, General Manager

Pat Patton: KRON-TV, Vice President of Programming



Our Alumni include ...

Alumni Title Organization
Barrish, Stephanie Video Producer Flick
Borg, Peter Producer, Director, Editor KQED 88.5
Burford, Stan Radio Personality KGO 810 AM
Burke, Joe
Carle, Rose
Radio Host
Assistant Office Manager
Western Images
Chan, Wing Network Administrator Earth Island Institute
Craig, Shannon Audio Producer self
Decof, Maxx Channel Operator CCSF / Channel 27&75
DeLuca, Nicholas Coordinator, Editorial & Community Affairs KCBS
Dempsey, Carl Vice President Wohler Technologies
Egron, Amanda Independent Video Producer self
Espinosa, Maria Executive Producer Univision KDTV Channel 14
Fimbres, Guillermo Foto Publicitaria y Arquitectonica Tele Empresas Fimbres
Finch, Bryan Digital Cinema & Sound Design self
Firpo, Steve Programming & Technology Manager San Bruno Municipal Cable TV
Fong, Doris Team Leader VDC Video Capture Pixel Corps
Harrington, Trish Video Producer Flick
Harris, Bon Annette Production Technician self
Harris, Jeff Account Representative Polygram Group Distribution, Inc.
Hazard, Edna Love Lead and Background Vocals Megafunk Productions
Jennings, Cheryl Anchor ABC 7
Kansora, Tom Audio/Video Engineering & Maintenance Kansora Communications Services
Kauschen, Eric Music Producer Soundhaus
Kingston, Bryan Web, Video, Multimedia Producer Kingston Media
Kudasai, Denwa O. Web Design & Video Photography C. Sky Digital
Leong, Tak Production/Engineering Assistant Live 105
Mauldin, Henry Director of Talent Development CNN
McInnis, Greg Audio Video Consultant self
Nelson, Mark Producer, Editor Nelson Film & Video Production
O'Brien, Kathy Producer KTOB 1490 AM
Paul, David Publisher and Producer Bomp Hip Hop
Perry, Rochon Founder and President Black Ink Marketing & Cedar Grove Publishing
Richardson, Renee Radio Personality KFOG 104.5 & 97.7
Robles, Anthony Author Lakas and the Manilatowen Fish
Sandoval, Tony Radio Personality KISS 98.1 FM
Sarnecky, Christopher Jon Producer, Cameraman, Editor UCSF
Smith, Metta General Manager Metta Mix Productions
Stern, Susan Documentary Filmmaker self
Suke, Sharilane Volunteer Coordinator / Voice Over Talent Indigenous Nations Child & Family Agency / self
Tonelli, Paul Radio Personality Lamont & Tonelli, 107.7 The Bone
Torres, Justin Personality
Toy, Jeff Designer HyperZone Entertainment
Weichert, Carl Video Producer self
Yee, Derek James Model Look Models/Talent