Mathew Scott is the man in charge of facilities here at TVCTV. He keeps everything running smoothly by ensuring that everything is in peak operating condition. He also heads up www.idahotinyhouse.com, an organization dedicated to building tiny houses for the homeless of Idaho.
Brad Smith has also been involved with TVCTV for many years. He is a video producer and was a part of the volunteers that rescued the station in 2013. Brad is also involved in remodeling and is gaining his contractors license.
Mike Canavan has been involved with TVCTV for almost 20 years. He started as a producer in the early 2000 and was a part of the volunteers that rescued the station in 2013. “Having been a producer with TVCTV in the early 2000’s I have a strong belief that we help local citizens learn new skills, develop programs of their interest, and get those programs shown to a viewership is vital for a community.” In addition to TVCTV Mike also adds his considerable talents to the Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Idaho Parents Unlimited and the Idaho Star Program. Mike has a BS degree from BSU and an MSc/Engineering degree from NTU. Mike received the President’s award for outstanding achievement, Instrumentation Laboratories and was a Sr. Technical Member R&D Staff at Micron Technologies. His sales and marketing, as well as video production and website design experience adds much needed experience to help the station rebuild a functioning entity that will enhance the experience of TVCTV members and the Treasure Valley.
Mark Akkerman was born in Rockford Illinois and moved to Idaho when he as 10 years old. Mark studied Theater Arts at Boise State University. Professionally Mark has spent most of his life in the Finance industry. Throughout his life he has been involved in live productions, television commercials as well as several documentaries. In 2008 he volunteered at TVCTV and started many of his own productions and PSAs. He joined the Board of Directors in 2013 and later started his own local television channel with fellow Board Member Brad Smith, Boise TV. In early 2017 Boise TV was cancelled and replaced with popular Heros and Icons Television. Mark is still involved with local productions, documentaries, animation and commentaries.
Jon Adamson received his FCC 1st class Broadcast License in 1969 with KART & KFMA, in Jerome, Idaho. He also created a one hour weekly call-in real estate talk show called “Property Line Today”. The show was eventually carried on seven radio stations in Southern Idaho with the last ten years on KBOI ending in 2009. “Property Line” continues as a weekly show on TVCTV. Jon has worn many hats at TVCTV including Corp. Secretary and President. When the city of Boise pulled funding the end of 2013, Jon was a key member of the volunteer group that saved the station and kept it on the air. His service includes two years as Executive Director. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors serving as Corp. Secretary and Director of Community Outreach. Jon is a charter member of the Idaho Media Professionals and The History of Idaho Broadcasting Foundation. He is married and has two children.
Randall Reese, a native Idahoan, is a filmmaker and videographer. He attended film school at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. He has taught video production at Boise State University and is currently Adjunct Graduate Faculty in the Dispute Resolution Program at BSU. Randall serves as Vice President of the TVCTV Board of Directors, has been a board member at TVCTV since 2011 and is a past President of the Board. He believes TVCTV serves the critical functions of providing community voice encouraging community involvement, and building an informed community.
Chris brings an extensive background in both business management and IT and information systems to TVCTV. As the forme ED and all-around station support professional Chris has single handedly managed the broadcast, scheduling and interactive software systems critical to the operation of TVCTV. His insight, determination and focus has been a life-saver to the Community television stations survival and continued operation.
Antonio has a background in IT and helps keep the station’s IT infrastructure running.
Jerry is a former communication professor at Boise State University where he taught listening. Jerry has become the defacto head of communication, responsible for turning TVCTV into the well oiled, highly effective community media machine that it has become. Jerry also offers listening classes that benefit various causes that the station holds dear.
Honor, insight, and courtesy are the core values Jess holds. Through education and the application of these core values Jess hopes to better the world day by day. Jess has extensive experience with launching and managing community radio and television stations, most recently as Divisional President with World Wide Concepts in Cascade, ID. He is a Cavalry Scout with the Idaho National Guard and has accepted the AE position as the first step to becoming the station’s new executive director. Jess will be working with corporate underwriters, small businesses, churches and community organizations to extend the reach of TVCTV and our message of inclusion, and focusing a light on the area events, people and activities.
You may not know it from looking at him, but Tim is an expert moonwalker and holds the Guinness world record for the longest continuous moonwalk (15 miles) a feat he accomplished in just under 4 hours. He’s also the station’s vista volunteer and the person in charge at Astegos.org.