Farzad Wafapoor, Executive Director Farzad edited his first film (an actual 8mm film) when he was eight years old. Although he totally destroyed the 8mm film, he was pretty proud of himself. To this day, his brother doesn’t know that it was Farzad who destroyed family’s favorite documentary on Muhammad Ali the great athlete. Farzad went to college to become a dentist, but somehow ended up getting a Master’s in Mass Media and teaching at different colleges in Missouri and Massachusetts. Don’t ask us how that happened! Since then, he has produced numerous documentaries one of which won an Emmy® Award. Farzad also produced many multimedia and mobile app projects in hopes of becoming the next Zuckerberg or something (obviously that didn’t work out). Farzad is finishing his MBA at Babson College. His hobbies are fishing, reading, and martial arts. Find more about him on linkedin.com/in/farzadw
Kathryn Collins, Marketing Specialist The only staff member who lives in Hingham, Kathryn thinks makes her special. What actually sets her apart – other than her towering height – is her optimism, her drive to continuously learn new things, and her passion for creating and sharing high-quality content. Kathryn was always interested in mass media, but one of many events that shaped her career aspirations was the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. To watch the nonstop coverage – worried about her family, far away at college in Florida – was to embrace increasing frustration, rage, and incredulousness at the lack of useful information and irresponsible offering of opinion and conjecture as facts. The emotional pain inflicted by those seeking to craft the most clickable headline looked like little more than exploitation of her city. Kathryn is really proud to work for an organization that works very hard to keep their community informed and empower citizens to tell the stories that matter to them. As a child, she was very sure that she would grow up to be an actress or a writer who addressed important subjects like mysteries, mermaids, and her nascent feminism. She combined those passions and is living the dream with unfettered access to twitter and this public access television station. Please don’t encourage her, she already laughs at her own (bad) jokes. Retweets are binding legal contracts.