Staff

Volunteer Community Producers have always been the “backbone” of community access television. Every year, typically more than 1,000 community volunteers become involved with CTV in various ways. Involvement often includes participation in training workshops, studio use, portable camera use, edit equipment use and/or appearances as program guests.

CTV employs a small number of people who perform various roles in training volunteer producers, facility maintenance, program scheduling, and other activities that ensure smooth day-to-day operations and the future sustainability of the channel. Current CTV employees include:

ENGAGEMENT

Kevin Jeske-Polyak (Email: kevin@ctvKnox.org) holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 1998. In his Community Engagement role, Kevin is responsible for continuing to build on its established reputation for serving our diverse community. Key responsibilities include: providing expanded service delivery to support the changing needs of the community, encouraging community residents and groups to provide new original programming for the channel, promoting engagement of community stakeholders to support strategies that will strengthen long-term financial stability, and encouraging team building through participative management practices.

Monika Hancock (Email: monika@ctvKnox.org has been employed at CTV since 2020.  Offering more than 20 years of experience, Monika is responsible for “friend-raising” which includes handling outreach initiatives related to CTV-sponsored outreach initiatives. In her Outreach & Fundraising role, Monika brings awareness to the community about the importance and relevance of Community Television as well as coordinating the annual CTV Neighborhood Treasure Hunt & Online Auction.  In addition to her outreach and fundraising efforts, she manages the community engagement calendar and creates original public service announcements.

Susan Otterman (Email: susan@ctvKnox.org has been employed at CTV since 2019.  Offering more than 35 years of experience, Susan is primarily responsible for handling all accounting procedures.  In her Bookkeeping role, she manages financial procedures and records related to payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.  Additional responsibilities include monitoring cash flow, operating budgets, and vendor contracts.  Susan also provides administrative assistance related to community outreach and fundraising.

OPERATIONS

Jason Amos Oaks (Email: jason@ctvKnox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 2005. In his Operations role, Jason is primarily responsible for promoting the mission of PEG access TV and a demonstrated commitment to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. Key responsibilities include: ensuring facility readiness and efficient delivery of services, hiring and supervising professional production staff,  managing income and expenses, and encouraging team building through participative management practices.

Justin Willocks (Email: justin@ctvKnox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 2014.  Primarily responsible for directing routine staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback, in his Program Scheduling role, Justin monitors program traffic flow from video production through scheduling and eventual playback to the air.  Additional responsibilities include creating public service announcements and content management on CTV websites.

Cameron Rowlett (Email: cameron@ctvKnox.org hold’s a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at CTV since 2018. Primarily responsible for directing routine staff-produced programs, training new producers, and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback, in his Special Productions role, Cameron shoots and edits footage for special CTV-produced community outreach videos. Additional responsibilities include creating public service announcements and promoting CTV programs through social media.

Ashley Duke Rouse (Email: ashley@ctvknox.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mary Washington, located in Fredericksburg, VA. Ashley has been employed at CTV since 2021 when she and her husband moved to the Knoxville area. Primarily responsible for providing assistance in staff-produced programs and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback, in her Video Outreach role, Ashley is responsible for using video to tell the stories and promote the programs and services of nonprofit organizations.  Additional responsibilities include providing active assistance in fundraising activities.