Traverse Area Community Media Staff

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Matthew Kern, Station Manager

Matt is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Traverse Area Community Media. He grew up in the Grand Traverse area, and has a deep love for the region's lakes, rivers, forests, and all of the creatures in them. Matt has a B.F.A. in Film and Television from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Joe Torrence, Media Specialist

Joe is responsible for day-to-day operations and management of digital media at Traverse Area Community Media and provides assistance for volunteer productions. Joe holds a degree in Television and Digital Media Production from Ferris State University.

Rob Astor, Technology Director

Rob is a computer programmer responsible for database design and management, system integration, and the development of new user interfaces. Rob provides technology support for Traverse Area Community Media. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and is a returned Peace Corps volunteer.

Jim Muratzki, Support Specialist

Jim provides support and development for LIAA's web applications. He once earned two B.S. degrees from Michigan State University, one in geography and one in anthropology.