Shelley Wolfe, Executive Director of Media & Production Services
Shelley comes to Philadelphia via Silicon Valley, where she was the Executive Director of KMVT 15 Silicon Valley Community Media. She is a highly recognized collaborative change agent with an extensive background in the nonprofit sector & the entertainment industry working to bridge these industries through partnerships, technology & media.
She has spent 25 years working in community television, running three PEG stations across the country that encompassed numerous channels. Shelley is known in the community for her outreach, mentoring, leadership and connecting individuals and businesses with media opportunities to tell their stories. She has received numerous awards for Mentorship, Leadership and Video Production.
She has also spent the last two decades working in the music industry on global campaigns featuring international talent, artist management & development, event & conference planning, administration, operations & fund development, sales & marketing, digital & media literacy programs, A/V production services, program development, social media campaigns, producer, editor, distribution with digital & traditional media outlets for both audio & visual media content. She is the CEO her own company Toolbox Entertainment & Strategic Consulting. Shelley currently sits on the Board of Directors for Foundation of Alliance for Community Media Foundation– National Board, OneDrum Foundation, Jamar Jones Institute. RYCT Certified, Google Classroom Level 1 Certified
Manuel Yepez – Media Production Manager
Manuel is a Seasoned TV producer, multimedia content creator, and facilitator from Venezuela. Proficient in video production with cameras, screenwriting, and video editing mastery. For over a decade, he has produced various TV show genres in his native country ranging from daily shows, game shows, news, and live music events. In the US, he worked as a Producer/Editor for NFL Films and as a Video editing instructor for PhillyCAM before joining the education channel for the School District of Philadelphia. He started as a Production Facilitator in 2019 and has now been promoted to Media Production Manager. At PSTV, he teaches and helps students K to 12 to get the tools and skills needed to express themselves through media. He enjoyes sharing his knowledge with them, and one of his favorite feelings is seeing the students’ expressions of fulfillment once they create their content.
Julian Jefferson – Project Coordinator
I’m Julian Jefferson, a creative visionary who loves to create new and immersive art. A lot of the work I’ve done has been in IT and helpdesk. Assisting with everyday technology issues as well as hardware repairs. I also have experience teaching multimedia classes as well as multimedia content creation which include videos, flyers, 3D art galleries, and pictures. I love playing the drums and being in tune with music and currently teaching myself how to play bass. For fun I like to play video games and board games and hang out with my friends and talk about life/philosophy/ethics.
Jim Wells, M.S.Ed – Media Technician Production Facilitator
Jim’s passion for providing exceptional arts and technology opportunities to young people originates from the influence that such opportunities had on him growing up. He holds a BA in Media Studies and Education from Hampshire College and a Masters from the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on finding ways to integrate hip-hop culture into the public school curriculum, and has spent various parts of his adult life as a touring musician, a college professor teaching courses about the impact of hip-hop on social justice movements, and a dive bartender. Most significantly, he co-founded Blackboard Labs (which later merged with youth-focused nonprofit Jr Music Executive), an after-school program based around providing safe spaces for Philadelphia teenagers to create hip-hop music and connect with members of the Philly hip-hop community. He has an unhealthy obsession with Philadelphia sports and Florida Gators football and probably spends more time on his Xbox than he should.
Naiser Warren-Robbinson – Media Technician Production Facilitator
Naiser is a highly skilled and versatile communications expert with a passion for giving a voice to the voiceless. A former student of PSTV, Naiser has gone on to acquire skills and experience in a variety of sectors in multimedia, including video production, audio production, photography and journalism. Alongside PSTV, Naiser hopes to empower students with the knowledge and confidence needed to take on this world.