Staff

Rob Chapman - Executive Director

Rob became Executive Director of ORCA Media in November 2011 after having spent most of his more than two decades of working in community media in Burlington, VT. Rob grew up in Stowe and attended The University of Vermont where he received his B.A. in Theatre. He discovered public access when he and some friends from Garage Theatre started their own live comedy/variety show on the Burlington public access station. Rob jumped at the opportunity to take a job at the station and has been working in the field ever since.

Jin An - Content Manager

Jin joined ORCA Media in the role of content manager in the spring of 2018. Jin is a recent transplant from Berkeley, CA where she spent many years working in nonprofit data analysis. As content manager, Jin is responsible for managing all content for ORCA’s three channels as well as ensuring that online content is uploaded to our website and to the Vermont Media Exchange so that interested individuals have the opportunity to view our shows as soon as possible.

Zach Zorn - Production Manager

Zach is a native of Montpelier, graduating from Montpelier High School in 2003. He studied Television Production at Lyndon State College and for years worked at Central Vermont Television in Barre. He is excited to be working at ORCA Media. As Post Production Coordinator, Zach works with the ORCA editors to prepare the raw footage for broadcast and web distribution.

Christopher Wiersema - Community Engagement Manager

Christopher Wiersema (he/him) joined ORCA Media as Community Engagement Manager in 2021. Christopher is a multi-media artist working in experimental film and video, media arts education, documentary practice, music, and sound art. Originally from the Chicagoland area, his film and video work has been screened internationally. As we work to ramp up our community classes and partnerships, Christopher is coordinating exciting new projects and educational programs at ORCA Media, as well as leading ORCA Media's new summer intensive, the Vermont Youth Documentary Lab! Christopher lives in Montpelier, with his partner and their two sons.