Meet Our Team

STAFF

 

Brian Mann

I have been a CUTV member since 2006. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I held several volunteer executive positions at CUTV, such as program manager and in house video editor. I also helped spearhead CUTV’s campaign for the successful fee levy increase in 2010. After kicking ass in the media field for a few years, I returned to CUTV in 2013, and was elected the chairman of CUTV’s Board of Directors. The following year I moved to Scotland to pursue a Masters in International Multimedia Communications. Upon my return to Montreal in 2015, I was hired as CUTV’s Executive Director. If not for CUTV, I would not be where I am today. The resources and community that CUTV provides have helped me to flourish in my career, so as Executive Director I have made it my mission to help CUTV reach its maximum potential. My hobbies include video games, breaking stuff and obscure rule adaptations of common sports.

Amber Jackson

Amber is CUTV’s administrative coordinator. She sincerely enjoys podcasts; prefers Bach to Bieber; she is passionately invested in re-watching television from the 90’s (Xena & Buffy are her sheroes!!!), and she is allergic to pretension.  When she is not making beautiful classical music on her 17th-century viola or making feminist media, she is rocking the administrative work at CUTV and helping members to achieve their media goals!

Sasha Lipskia

CUTV’s community and outreach coordinator, Sasha is a multimedia producer with a background in acting, filmmaking, writing, social work and coaching. Currently, Sasha is pursuing her love of media and community-oriented work in the Media Studies MA program at Concordia University. When not in class or at CUTV, you can locate her wandering around Montreal, listening to podcasts and writing. She also loves peanut butter and snow.

Lara Sofia

Lara is CUTV’s equipment manager. She is a singer/songwriter and a composer. She has a background in Finance and Digital Music. Lara loves films, books, writing, animals, food (especially sushi!), cooking, and everything that puts a smile on her face.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

 

Tom Llewellin – President

Tom has been a CUTV member since 2012. He has several years of experience in the film industry on sets and in production support. He was operations manager for the 2016 edition of Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival. Prior to this, he worked as a freelance journalist and PR guy, covering news, the arts, sports and an election campaign. He loves music (listening and making), cooking and bad puns. He studied at Concordia’s Liberal Arts College.

Marcus Peters – Secretary 

Marcus is an undergraduate student at Concordia studying sociology. His interest in community organizing and political engagement pushed him to get involved with many student groups, including Divest Concordia, SASU, the Hive, and the CSU, where he currently works as Loyola Coordinator. He enjoys experimenting with film and editing techniques, and hopes to one day complete a post-apocalyptic short that he’s been developing for years.

Eli Levinson – Treasurer 

Eli is a music producer, marketing professional and traveler. A graduate of the Concordia Communications program, he has been active at CUTV since 2010, first as a member, then as a workshop coordinator and then as an administrator. He currently works for Mundial Montreal, a music industry showcase event, and Stonetree Records. His interests include loud noises, silliness, urban exploration, music and adventure.

Diana Li

Board member, Communications student at Concordia.

Claude Bernier-Trembley

Claude Bernier-Tremblay, CUTV’s Workshop Coordinator, has seen CUTV evolve since his graduation from Dawson College’s Illustration and Design program in 2007. After having worked as a storyboard concept artist in the video game industry, he was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016 to oversee CUTV’s growing workshop program. He also teaches Photoshop, and is master of puns second only to Station Manager Brian Mann.

John Maclellan

Board member, Sociology student at Concordia

Seema Arora

Seema Aroraas has over a decade of experience in journalism,casting, screenwriting, directing and producing films. She has also organized and managed projects/events including a talent show that raised funds for one of the most prominent charities in Montreal. Seema is the founder of Zensa Media International, a Montreal based company that has worked in collaboration with CUTV on several short films that have been screened at festivals in North America, the UK and Asia. Her company seeks to make films that inspire, educate and entertain audiences globally. She has been a CUTV member since 2008.