METEA MEDIA

2017-2018 The Mane Staff

Oliver Roper

Oliver Roper started in the media club for Hill Middle School in 2011 and has been a proud broadcast student at Metea Valley since his freshman year. He is now a senior who works as a producer on The Mane, where his specialty i...

Matthew Schlifke

Hello, my name is Matthew Schlifke, I am a senior here at Metea Valley, and I am apart of the Metea Media producers. I began the Media and Communications 1 course my junior year when I wanted to start pursuing my desired caree...

Laurel Westphal

Hi, I’m Laurel Westphal! I’ve been involved in media communications since about 2012, and am currently a producer for The Mane, being strongest in editing.

Laura Hunn

Laura’s first experience in media class was in sixth grade, where she helped produce a weekly news show. Currently, as a producer for The Mane, her strongest skill set is editing. In her free time she loves to read--especia...

Triya Mahapatra

Hi, I’m Triya Mahapatra. I started media when I joined Media Communications 1 my sophomore year. I am a producer for Metea Media and very strong in camera work.  

Tommy Klapp

Tommy is currently a producer for The Mane. He joined Media and Communication and Production I class in 2016; but, he has been an avid media fan since he was 6 years old. He is the recipient of Most Outstanding Student in Fre...

Jorge Samayoa

Jorge is currently video producer for The Mane. He began working with video production when he was a freshmen in 2016. His strongest skillset lies in video editing. In his free time, he competes around the country in competiti...

Kumar Ejnavarzala

Kumar’s career as a producer started off with the class Media Communication and Production 1 where he learned how to edit videos and music, how to film, and also how to act and talk in front of the camera. His strongest skill...

Carter Shiedemeyer

Carter Schiedemeyer is a producer for The Mane. In his sophomore year, he joined the class Media Communications and Production to expand his knowledge of the filmmaking process. Since then he has loved the process of filmmaking...

Ben Weiss

Ben Weiss, born Benjamin Ryan Weiss ,is an aspiring actor and filmmaker who is currently a producer for The Mane in Broadcast and Journalism. Even before Ben understood how filmmaking worked, he was always fascinated with the ...

Andrew Rodriguez

Andrew Rodriguez is currently a senior at Metea Valley. He loves to joke around and being apart of the Mane. He's also on the football team #90. His favorite show's How I Met Your Mother, favorite color is green.

David Nguyen

David Nguyen is a senior at Metea Valley High School. Head Honcho of the MV eSports Team & Head Graphic Designer of Yearbook. In addition, he joined Media & Communications 1, his junior year. His current role in Broad...

Richard Stanev

Richard Stanev is a junior attending Metea Valley High School. He is currently a producer for the Mane in the class Broadcast and Journalism. In his media career, he was awarded 3rd place for Best News Program at the 2017 MMEA F...

Jimmy Wronski

Jimmy Wronski is a junior involved in the production of The Mane. His major accomplishments include placing 3rd in the News Show category in the 2017 MMEA Film Fest. Best known for his bright orange hair and his man on the street ...

Maxwell Fisher

Maxwell Fisher was born in Aurora, IL. As a child he loved to watch movies and saw a deeper meaning in film. His middle school provided his first look into the craft of his interest with media. In his broadcast class today, a...

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