Paula Johnson, Executive Director
Paula has been with Sandwich Community TV since 2004 and became Executive Director in 2009. During her time as executive director the organization has seen tremendous growth. She has a keen interest in technology and media and had worked for a number of years in the telecommunications industry before coming to SCT. A current executive board member of the Sandwich Council on Aging serving on the Glasstown Cultural District Committee, Paula believes in community involvement. She is also Vice President of First Night Sandwich and was one of the founders of this event. Paula is dedicated to serving the community and considers herself fortunate to be in a position that allows her to fulfill that commitment.
Rob Vinciguerra, Education Access Coordinator
Rob has been working at Sandwich Community Television for four years now. During this time he has enjoyed meeting and working with several high school students and has helped to enhance the Sandwich High School Studio space. He enjoys both the technical and creative aspects of his position at SCT. He is a life long learner and likes meeting new people. Traveling around town recording various meetings, shows and programs he has an endless opportunity to do just that. Rob enjoys helping his community and local organizations by assisting them in communicating through the local community television access
Dan Bell, Government Access Coordinator
Dan Bell has been associated with SCT for over 5 years. Prior to coming onboard he worked with Government Access stations servicing both Kingston and Plymouth. He also was a content producer for PACTV’s Community News program. Dan is a native New Yorker were he attended Albany State University. Upon graduation, Dan worked in Boston’s financial district conducting litigation settlement transactions. His combined background in both the legal and media production fields make him a invaluable resource for not only our Government Access production team but for the entire SCT organization.
Nick Polidor, SHS TV Club Coordinator
Nick Polidor has been associated with SCT for over four years. He has a passion for film production and the process of editing. As a graduate from Sandwich High School, Nick is happy to be back coordinating the SHS TV Club he once attended as part of the original “Blue Crew”. He enjoys working with students and has a leadership role in the SCT Video Camp in the summer. Nick brings a passion for film and creativity to the SCT team. He has worked on several short films, been a production assistant on Hollywood sets, and is the programmer of WSDH 91.5 FM, Sandwich’s own community FM radio station. Nick currently attends Cape Cod Community College for Media Studies.
Manx Taiki Magyar
Raised on these Sandwich beaches from Kindergarten to Sandwich High Graduation, I made my way to Boston. There I graduated Cum Laude from Northeastern University in 2014 with a duel major in Cinema Studies/Communication and a minor in Video Production. During my time there I had opportunities to work in New York City and Boston; from reality TV to commercials to public access. But through my own independent work and freelance, I further cultivated my love and experience in the video production. After university, I moved to Japan to explore more of my cultural heritage, and continue pursing visual development independently. I recently completed a cross-continental video documentary traveling from Tokyo, Japan to Lisbon, Portugal without airplanes. Now I am back where I started working with the wonderfully and creatively fueled Sandwich Community TV, continuing my journey into the visual and audio landscape.
Ryan has lived in Sandwich for most of his life, recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is super excited to bring his love of broadcasting to the SCTV team! In his time in the Pioneer Valley, Ryan was heavily involved with the UMass Theater Department as a scenic designer, light and sound technician, and performer. Since graduating with a degree in theater and English as well as a Masters in Education, Ryan has worked as a camp counselor and outdoor educator in California as well as a teacher and substitute teacher at home in Massachusetts! Recently, Ryan completed three cross-country driving trips, where he travelled over 12,000 miles, visited over 25 states, explored ten National Parks, and ate more Denny’s Grand Slams than can be counted. When not at the studio, you can probably find Ryan shouting songs into a microphone somewhere.
“Born and raised on Cape Cod, Ive always had a passion for the ocean. My younger brother and I have run ice cream boats on several bays around the Cape since high school. After graduation, I my way to the “Big Apple” for an undergrad at Fordham University, majoring in communications. I took a job for Tesla Motors right out of school, where I learned the good and the bad of being in sales. After a few years of that I pulled my focus back to my seasonal ice cream business and joined Sandwich TV in the off season. At Sandwich TV I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with some incredibly creative minds to design and produce videos for local business’s, non profits, and community organizations.”
“My name is Olivia Rowe. I’m a fifteen year old sophomore at Sandwich High School, with a passion for film and the arts ever since I was small. I love watching a project develop from a miniscule idea into an entire universe, and I hope to someday show the world.”