Shelley Wolfe, Station Manager 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 nearly 20 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. Today, manages her own company Toolbox Entertainment & Strategic Consulting, and is Co- Owner of VTeam Music Services. Shelley currently sits on the Board of Directors for Foundation of Alliance for Community Media – National Board, OneDrum Foundation.
Marc Holley, Media Production Manager
Marc comes with over 13 years of experience with the Philadelphia School District, providing and supporting College Prep and Post Secondary options. While with SDP, Marc focused on program design and implementation related to school culture. An advocate for student voices, Marc develops creative ways to involve media mediums in the educational process. His professional interests focus on Media Arts Integration in education and the impact it has on urban schools.
Gregory Smith, CTE Media Program Coordinator
Educator, Media Producer, Project Manager, and Environmentalist are among the many titles worn by Gregory C. Smith. A jack of many trades, his professional career reflects the variety of titles he proudly wears. A Central California born native, his passion for media production didn’t flourish until after establishing a career as an Urban Ecologist.
Promptly after graduating with a Bachelor’s of Marine & Environmental Science from Hampton University and a Master’s of Environmental Studies from the Yale University School of Forestry, Gregory’s professional career began as a City Planner with the NYC Parks Department’s Street Tree Division, followed six years at the Bronx Zoo as the Supervisor, and three years as a Garden Consultant for the NYC Housing Authority. Gregory’s involvement with multi-media started when a friend randomly asked him to produce a music video during the early years of YouTube. That experience generated enough success to spark a passion for videography, editing, and social media. With moderate success directing and editing music videos for various aspiring New York artists, Gregory next venture was producing a web series called Subway Stories. This reality-based, documentary series featured commuters sharing their personalized underground stories and experiences while in transit. The series began in the New York Metro and eventually include on-board subway interviews in major cities like D.C., San Francisco, London, and Shanghai. Because of copyright issues related to capturing subway performance, the series was removed from YouTube as it was gaining in popularity.
The transition into education began when Gregory moved to Philadelphia in 2012, to work for the School District at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Science as an vocational instructor in the areas of Food Science and Natural Resource Management. He also enrolled in Temple University School of Education’s Career and Technical Education Master’s and certification program. In the classroom, Gregory teaching techniques were enhanced by incorporating his media experience into the course content. Ways he engages students included creating social media based assignments and subject driven music video projects. During the summer of 2016 during the Democratic National Convention, Gregory and five of his students were invited to represent Saul High School as part of the Youth News Team program sponsored by PSTV and WHYY. That experience of working with youth in a media setting was so gratifying, when PSTV posted the CTE Program Coordinator position, he jumped towards this opportunity with no hesitation.