Directors

STATION MANAGER: SEAN LYNCH

  1. Major/year: Senior, Journalism/Mass Comunication
  2. Semesters on the board: This will be my fourth!
  3. Hometown: Nyack, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @Sean__Lynch_
  5. Instagram handle: @sean__lynch_
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? Loved that I grew up in a place where everyone cared about each other and were accepting of all walks of life and diners are also lit by me.Hated being so close to New Jersey, except for the low gas prices
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? I would like to have dinner with my dogs in my house because I miss them a lot right now.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?Unknown Pleasures – Joy Division: Got me through my high school days and helped me find a specific taste in music. Bon Iver – Bon Iver: Just a fantastic folk album that has shaped my perspective on life as a whole. Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands: An album that currently is helping me transition into adulthood.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I like saying I don’t like craft beer, but a good craft beer is something I get in secrecy.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?Skydive. Then I see a statistic like 0000000.1% of skydivers die during dives and I think I would be that one person
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? I’m a big Lilo and Stitch guy, so I am going to have to go with Stitch as a no doubter for that one.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself?  Pulp Fiction because I would just quote the movie to myself the whole time.

FREEFORM/CLASSIC ROCK PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR: JOSH SVETZ

  1. Major/year: Junior JMC
  2. Semesters on the board: This will be my first semester on the board.
  3. Hometown: Meadville,Pa Or Erie, whichever you recognize.
  4. Twitter/Instagram handles: @TheWndsday svetz17 (Twitter handle will be changed to svetz17 again soon)
  5. What’s your favorite memory from this past semester? Definitely Halloween where I got paid to rap freestyles like Eminem from 8 Mile
  6. What’s a goal you have for the Spring ’17 semester? Expose Aramark for their evilness.
  7. What is one thing on your bucket list? Change someone’s life for the better
  8. Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts? Timmy Hos, all day errday
  9. What is your favorite album of all time? Nirvana-Nevermind. It shaped me as a human being and revolutionized music.
  10. Where do you hope to live after you graduate? Wherever life takes me… but the west coast would be a nice change of pace from living in a wind tunnel for 21 years.
  11. What’s your dream career? To do everything I desire. Broadcast sporting events, have a syndicated radio show, write a column. Basically the next Bill Simmons without the super-fan angle.
  12. Favorite movie? The Truman Show: Perfect philosophical character study of reality television with god like symbolism and a deep introspective look at life.
  13. What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at SBU? Sports and TV Production with the GOAT Paul Wieland
  14. If you could attend a concert featuring any artist of your choice, who would it be? I saw Kanye in Buffalo which was life changing, but Kendrick Lamar would be amazing.
  15. If you were stranded on an island, what are three things you would have with you? Assuming I can’t get off the island: Pen, Notebook, and that thing legal in Colorado.

HIP HOP PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR: BRANDON FIELDS

  1. Major/year: I am a senior strategic communications major
  2. Semesters on the board: This would be my second
  3. Hometown: Hollis, NY
  4. Twitter handle: Brando_Ice
  5. Instagram handle: Brando_ice
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? I loved that there were always a variety of ethnic food available anytime I wanted it. What I liked the least was MTA the metro card fare is wayyy too expensive.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? I would have dinner with Cardi B and ideally Benihana
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?Tough question. Sza Ctrl, Cole World The sideline story, Channel Orange Frank Ocean
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I can’t really say my actual guilty pleasure……. So reality tv it is, especially the love and hip hop franchise.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? I’ve always have wanted to play a contact sport but I’m scared of getting hurt 🤷🏽♂️
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Penny proud if she doesn’t count then Hercules is a close second.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Just because I did see it alone the movie would be Girls Trip, it was hilarious. I highly recommend it!

INDIE/ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR: MARK VENTRICE

  1. Major/year: Senior Psychology
  2. Semesters on the board: 1
  3. Hometown: Scotia, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @MarkdUpx2
  5. Instagram handle: N/A
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? The area itself What about it did you love the least? A lot of the people who lived there
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? Shigeru Miyamoto at an Applebee’s
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?Lovely Little Lonely – The Maine. Future Hearts- All Time Low. Plural – Electric Guest
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Carly Rae Jepsen?
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?Roller Coasters
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Baymax/Hiro
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? I wouldn’t go to the theater by myself

 

BUSINESS DIRECTOR: NICK INGLIS

  1. Major/year: Senior Management Major/ Econ Minor
  2. Semesters on the board: 6
  3. Hometown: Hereford, MD
  4. Twitter handle: None
  5. Instagram handle: None
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? I loved growing up in a small rural town where everybody knew one another and everybody rallied around the community. It’s kind of how I found Bonas. Thing I probably liked the least about it was the heat in the summer time. Very hot and humid.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? I would have dinner with Adam Sandler at Nick’s Crab House in Baltimore
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?Foo Fighters: Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace. Red Hot Chili Peppers: Stadium Arcadium. Green Day: American Idiot
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Listening to Acoustic Latin Music
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Doing a flip off a jump on my snowboard
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Genie from Aladin
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Good Morning Vietnam

 

CO-SPORTS DIRECTOR: JOE CERAULO

  1. Major/Year:Sophomore JMC major
  2. Semester on board:This will be my 2nd semester on the board
  3. Hometown: Syosset, NY
  4. Twitter: @TheJoeCeraulo
  5. Insta: @JoeCeraulo31
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What I love most about where I grew up is the access to everything. You can get to the beach, NYC, and any sporting event or many concert venue without travelling more than an hour. What I hate the most about it is probably the sense of entitlement a lot of people from my area have, it isn’t a good quality.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? If I could have dinner with anyone, I’d go to Carmine’s in the city with Mike Piazza. He’s always been my favorite ball player so I’d love to sit down with him and talk about baseball, the Mets, and life in general. Besides, who doesn’t like a great Italian meal?
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?Bruce’s Born to Run album has definitely shaped me because Springsteen was my first concert and he closed that concert with my favorite song, “Thunder Road.” Another two albums are FGL’s Here’s to the Good Times, the album that got me into country, and Billy Joel’s The Stranger because every song on there is pure gold.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I’d have to say my biggest guilty pleasure is the fact that I watch the Bachelor.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?Something I’ve always wanted to try that scares me is skydiving. It’ll happen one of these days.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Favorite Disney character is hands down Aladdin. The guy’s a stud, how could you not like him?!
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? If I was going to the movies alone, the perfect movie to watch would be my favorite movie, Remember the Titans. You can really appreciate the lessons in it so much more without any distractions. I’ve been known to watch it twice in a row on TV before.

 

CO-SPORTS DIRECTOR: ISAIAH BLAKELY

  1. Major/year: Sophomore JMC major
  2. Semesters on the board: First semester on board
  3. Hometown:Boston, ma (newton, ma)
  4. Twitter handle: Isaiahblakely3
  5. Instagram handle: Isaiahblakely3
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? I love the environment of Boston. I love being in an area where there is a lot going on and that is what Boston is. My least favorite part about Boston is all the unnecessary traffic because a lot of people in Boston are bad drivers
  7.  If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? Jay z at Ruth Chris
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? Kyle “Smyle”, Chance The Rapper “Coloring book”, J-Cole “2014 forest hills drive”
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours?  When I’m at home I spend way too much time playing video games.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Skydiving
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Sticky Webb from the proud family
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Selma

CO-PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR: JOE FULMORE

  1. Major/year: Strategic Communication/ Junior
  2. Semesters on the board: Second
  3. Hometown: Rochester, NY
  4. Twitter handle: Slickkatt
  5. Instagram handle: Chocobear66
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? The Garbage Plate
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? Literally anywhere with Donald Glover
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?: Infinity on High- Fall Out Boy, Clarity- Zedd, The Click- AJR
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I could browse Reddit for hours
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Sky Dive
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? STITCH!
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Literally any movie. No shame in going alone.

 

CO- PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR: EMMY KOLBE

  1. Major/year: Senior J/MC major.
  2. Semesters on the board: Two.
  3. Hometown: Lockport, NY.
  4. Twitter handle: @emmy_kolbe
  5. Instagram handle: @emmy_kolbe
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? The food is hands-down the best part about where I live. I’m not kidding when I say pizza just isn’t the same anywhere else. The worst part? Well, just about everything else. Kidding. The long winters definitely get to me.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? I’m certain this answer would change every time, but for now, Matthew McConaughey. If he’s buying, an expensive Italian place in Manhattan.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out- Panic! at the Disco, Enema of the State- Blink-182, From Under the Cork Tree- Fall Out Boy.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Cheese pizza with pineapple.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?Writing a novel, of course. I always talk about how I’ll one day write a book. Haven’t made any sort of progress yet, but here’s hoping.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? I’m not a huge Disney fanatic, so I don’t have a favorite character. Although I will say this: Prince Eric is a handsome cartoon.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Probably the sappiest, most romantic movie out there. Nicholas Sparks, I’d guess.

 

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR: BRYCE SPADAFORA

  1. Major/year: Senior, J/MC
  2. Semesters on the board: Four semesters
  3. Hometown: Shortsville, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @bryce_spadafora
  5. Instagram handle: @brycespadafora
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? I love the small town, community atmosphere of where I grew up! I also hate the small town, community atmosphere of where I grew up.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? I’d have dinner with Alex Guarnaschelli, at her house, and Bobby Flay would cook for us.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?   The Queen is Dead by The Smiths, Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, The Head and the Heart by The Head and the Heart
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? I love tapping through people’s Snapchat stories and not actually watching them. There’s only about four or five people’s I routinely watch.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to?Snorkeling! I hate the ocean though and really any open body of water. Pools for life.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? I heavily relate to Mr. Potato Head, Rex and Ham from  Toy Story.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Something totally weird, because if I was with people I would feel like they were hardcore judging me.

ASSISTANT PRODUCTION: ALEX PRUSIK

  1. Major/year: Cybersecurity/Sophomore
  2. Semesters on the board: 2nd semester on the Board
  3. Hometown: Endicott, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @alexprusik
  5. Instagram handle: @alexprusik
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? The food was ok, the climate was the worst
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where?  Sushi with David Duchovny in LA
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? My Bloody Valentine – Loveless, Panda Bear – Person Pitch, Sonic Youth – Goo
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Cartoons.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Skateboard.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? I like Looney Toons more but I would have to say Roger Rabbit.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Lost Highway

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR: JASON KLAIBER

  1. Major/year: Communication/Senior
  2. Semesters on the board: 6
  3. Hometown: Syracuse, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @J_Klaibs
  5. Instagram handle: @jklaibs
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? I loved the local music scene, but for some reason no one in Syracuse looks both ways when they cross the street
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? A meal at the Hickey Dining Hall with Johnny Carson just to hear what he’d say about the food
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? Exile on Main Street by The Rolling Stones, Axis: Bold As Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience and To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Taking concerningly long naps
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Nothing. Always chase your dreams…unless you’re a psychopath
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Mr. Potato Head
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Almost Famous

 

ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR: MARISSA McCALL

  1. Major/year: Journalism, Junior
  2. Semesters on the board: 4
  3. Hometown: Pittsburgh
  4. Twitter/Instagram handles: @marissa_mccall
  5. What’s your favorite memory from this past semester? Having my family come visit for Family Weekend ’16
  6. What is one thing on your bucket list? Travel all over the world
  7. Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts? Starbucks
  8. What is your favorite album of all time? Hmm I can’t choose just one so Good Kid MAAD City and Meet The Beatles!
  9. Where do you hope to live after you graduate? Anywhere with a job for me
  10. What’s your dream career? Writing for the NYT
  11. Favorite movie? Black Swan
  12. What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at SBU? Creative Writing: Poetry
  13. If you could attend a concert featuring any artist of your choice, who would it be? Jack White
  14. If you were stranded on an island, what are three things you would have with you? An ipod, speakers and chapstick

 

ASSISTANT MUSIC DIRECTOR: STEPHEN WILT

  1. Major/year: Freshman, JMC
  2. Semesters on the board: This will be my First
  3. Hometown: Rochester N.Y.
  4. Twitter/Instagram handles: @stephenwilt (Both)
  5. What’s your favorite memory from this past semester? Getting the Assistant Music Director Spot
  6. What’s a goal you have for the Spring ’17 semester? Always get better
  7. What is one thing on your bucket list? To visit zhangjiajie national forest park, China
  8. Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts? Tim Horton’s !
  9. What is your favorite album of all time? Frank Zappa “Overnight Sensation”
  10. Where do you hope to live after you graduate? San Francisco California
  11. What’s your dream career? Working For Rolling Stone Magazine
  12. Favorite movie? Ken Casey “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest”
  13. What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at SBU? Television Truck
  14. If you could attend a concert featuring any artist of your choice, who would it be? Phish !! Who else ??
  15. If you were stranded on an island, what are three things you would have with you? Guitar, some Whiskey, sun glasses, and some cold pbr

NEWS DIRECTOR: DIANA HART McELFRESH

  1. Major/year: J/MC and English, Senior
  2. Semesters on the board: 2
  3. Hometown: Olean, N.Y.
  4. Twitter handle: @dmcelf (I tweet A LOT, not a recommended follow)
  5. Instagram handle: @wineybxtch for wine pictures. @dhart16 for general life.
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? Honestly, I loved my high school English teachers more than anything. I definitely don’t love being almost 22 and still here.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? My grandpa, eating pizza at his house.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? These are so basic, I’m sorry. Tame Impala, Currents; Kanye West, Yeezus; and The Beatles, Rubber Soul.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? Peanut M&Ms. They’re so disgusting, objectively. Subjectively? I will die for them.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Hitchhike around the U.K.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Hallie and Annie from the Parent Trap. NOT EVEN CLOSE.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? The Parent Trap (1998). No one will watch it with me because I know every line.

 

ASSISTANT NEWS DIRECTOR: YOSELIN PERSON

  1. Major/year: Journalism Mass Communication, freshman
  2. Semesters on the board: two semesters
  3. Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  4. Twitter/Instagram handles: yosie23
  5. What’s your favorite memory from this past semester? staying up late nights on the weekend with friends
  6. What is one thing on your bucket list? Past my driver’s test
  7. Tim Horton’s or Dunkin Donuts? Dunkin Donuts
  8. What is your favorite album of all time? Honeymoon by Lana Del Rey
  9. Where do you hope to live after you graduate? California
  10. What’s your dream career? News Anchor
  11. Favorite movie? Ghost
  12. What’s your favorite class you’ve taken at SBU? Spanish
  13. If you could attend a concert featuring any artist of your choice, who would it be? Lana Del Rey
  14. If you were stranded on an island, what are three things you would have with you? Food, my dog Emilio, and phone

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: HALEY SCHRENK

  1. Major/year: I am a senior journalism/mass communication major.
  2. Semesters on the board: This will be my third (& last) semester on the board as the Public Relations Director.
  3. Hometown: Cheektowaga, NY
  4. Twitter handle: @haley_schrenk
  5. Instagram handle: @haley_schrenk
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least? I love Buffalo because there is so much to do throughout the year. I really hate the winters though.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where? Probably Bernie Sanders! Or maybe RuPaul. Do they have to be living? If not, I’d have to pick Sylvia Plath. Definitely at a hibachi.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person? From Under the Cork Tree & Take this to Your Grave – Fall Out Boy                                I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love – My Chemical Romance
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? On a cold day, just lying around & drinking hot apple cider & Jim Beam apple.
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? I’ve always wanted to try a sunny-side up-egg, but I get scared because it looks too runny & gross.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Eeyore!
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Back to the Future. It’s my favorite.

 

ASSISTANT PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR: Amber Canbek

  1. Major/year: Strat. Comm. / 2020
  2. Semesters on the board: This will be my first semester on the board 🙂
  3. Hometown: Oswego, NY
  4. Twitter handle: yourgirlamberc
  5. Instagram handle: yourgirlamberc
  6. What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least?: I loved the environment. Hated the people.
  7. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be with and where?: Stevie Nicks, and some fancy restaurant in Paris.
  8. What are three albums that really define you or have shaped you as a person?: Born to Die by Lana Del Rey, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac and Joanne by Lady Gaga.
  9. What is a guilty pleasure of yours? YouTube. I watch it way too much!
  10. What is something you’ve always wanted to try but have been too scared to? Sky diving.
  11. Who is your favorite Disney character(s)? Alice from Alice in Wonderland.
  12. If you were going to go to the movies alone, what would be the perfect film for you to watch by yourself? Amelie. It’s an adorable French film on Netflix. Go watch it!

 

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