Staff

KCM 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 KCM employees include:

J. Amos Oaks (Email: jaoaks@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at KCM since 2005. In his Director of 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.

Drew Jeske-Polyak (Email: drew@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rutgers University and has been employed at KCM since 2022. In his Business Affairs Coordinator role, Drew is primarily responsible for maintaining office business, and the financial records. Key responsibilities include: managing the relationship with KCM vendors, bookkeeping of all accounts receivables and payables, processing the employee payroll, managing income and expenses, and content management on the KCM website.

Monika Hancock (Email: monika@knoxcm.org has been employed at KCM since 2020.  Offering more than 20 years of experience, Monika is responsible for “friend-raising” which includes handling outreach initiatives related to KCM-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.

Justin Willocks (Email: justin@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee and has been employed at KCM 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 Traffic Coordinator 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 KCM websites.

Katie Barker (Email: katie@knoxcm.org) holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Tennessee. Katie has been employed at KCM since 2021. Primarily responsible for providing assistance in staff-produced programs and performing the necessary steps involved in receiving and scheduling programs for playback, in her Outreach Production role, Katie 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.