Staff

Nick Ring

Nick Ring

Executive Director

Nick joined GCTV as executive director in August, 2019. He has been involved in community media for nearly twenty years, including being a founding member of WBCR-LP in Great Barrington, MA and working in public access television both for Community Television for the Southern Berkshires and Amherst Media. Outside of work, he spins records on occasion and officiates roller derby with Pioneer Valley Roller Derby.

Philippe Simon

Philippe Simon

Production Coordinator

Philippe has been involved in radio since his teens. He was a Disc Jockey at both Salem State College and Tufts University, where his shows encompassed rock, punk rock, jazz, and reggae. After graduating from the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in 1993, Philippe moved to NYC to pursue a career in broadcasting, but was offered a job using his communication skills as an Account Executive for an international Career Services company based in Japan. After moving to Western Mass in 2001 and finding the joy in farmwork, goat herding, and stone wall building, he attended Greenfield Community College where he graduated in 2008 with honors. Initially hired as an intern, Philippe was soon hired as a part-time production assistant, then later promoted to be the full-time Production Coodinator. Philippe has created hundreds of news stories, short documentaries, and produced events, and meetings. He produces his own television (Sacred Spaces and Film Noir du Jour) and radio (Dubwise or Otherwise) programs.

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

Programming Coordinator

Ian earned a bachelor’s in History and a master’s in Public History with Film and Media Specialization, from the University of West Florida. Trained in documentary filmmaking, Ian has produced documentary and narrative short films on topics ranging from Frida Kahlo to the punk scene in Pensacola, FL. As the Programming Coordinator, Ian trains community producers, facilitates equipment loans, runs in-studio and remote live shoots, maintains GCTV’s social media presence, manages GCTV’s online videos and website, and oversees scheduling and programming for Channel Comcast 15. He is also the creator and leader of the Lights! Camera! Greenfield! film competition started in 2019. When not producing amazing content for GCTV, Ian is out hiking and traveling around New England.

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