AURARIA CAMPUS PHYSICAL ADDRESS
Tivoli Student Union, Suite 313
900 Auraria Parkway
Denver, CO 80204
MSU Denver Met Media
Campus Box 57, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Met Media is operated by the Office of Student Media
at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Steve Haigh – Director
Steve has more than 30 years of experience as a newspaper copy editor, page designer and web editor. He spent 25 years with the Rocky Mountain News through its closing in 2009 and served as an MSU Denver affiliate journalism professor and academic adviser before accepting leadership of Met Media in 2011. A native of Kansas City, Mo., Steve has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He and Pam have been married since 1984. They have two grown daughters, Kayla and Caroline, and two dogs, Otis and Cooper.
Ronan O’Shea – Assistant Director
Ronan joined MSU Denver as the assistant director of Met Media in January 2016. He holds a B.S. in sport communication from Indiana University and an M.S. in sport management from Illinois State University. Ronan served as a play-by-play announcer and video reporter for Illinois State University, the University of South Florida and the BIG EAST Digital Network. His reports have been featured on FOX News, FoxSports.com and Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Ronan is a Chicago native and currently resides in Denver.
Kathleen Jewby – Production Manager
Kathleen’s love of art and publications started at a young age. Her obsession with design grew while she attended MSU Denver and worked as the editor of Metrosphere arts and literary magazine, winning Met Media its first Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press in 2007. She leads a team of student graphic designers. Kathleen received a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in communication design, and minors in philosophy and management from MSU Denver in 2007.
Elizabeth Norberg – Office Manager
As the first point of contact for Met Media, Elizabeth wears many hats. Depending on the moment, she may act as an office manager, accountant, secretary, adviser, mentor or parent to more than 100 students involved with Met Media each semester. Liz is a proud mother and grandmother to two beautiful girls.
SALES & MARKETING
Caitlin Monaghan – Sales Executive
email@example.com – Caitlin Monaghan is a senior at MSU Denver studying Sports Management with a minor in Sales. She also serves as a sales executive for Met Media. Caitlin is pursuing a career in sport marketing and sales after graduation.
Brady Nelson – Sales Executive
Kaitlyn Gartling – Marketing and Public Relations
Jared Romero – Marketing and Public Relations
Brooke Wallinger – Marketing and Public Relations
firstname.lastname@example.org – Brooke Wallinger is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations. She currently serves as a social media manager for Met Media. Brooke plans to pursue a career in beauty marketing after graduation. You can contact her on Twitter at @Bwall1201.
STUDENT LEADERS (2017-2018)
Esteban Fernandez – Editor-in-Chief
email@example.com – Esteban Fernandez is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Journalism. He holds a degree in Political Science and History from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Esteban serves as the editor-in-chief of The Metropolitan.
Montana Martin – Managing Editor
firstname.lastname@example.org – Montana Martin is in her second year with the Journalism and Technical Communications program at MSU Denver. After graduation, she plans on working as a music journalist to further enable her addictions to concert merch, vinyl records and PBR. When she’s not getting way over her head in mosh pits, she can be found at home taking pictures of her Jack Russell mutt, Navin Johnson. You can see these pictures and contact her on Twitter @montanaelle.
Madison Lauterbach – News Editor
email@example.com – Madison Lauterbach is a junior at MSU Denver majoring in convergent Journalism and minoring in Political Science. She has served as the news editor for The Metropolitan since February 2017. You can follow her on Twitter @milauter1.
Mimi Madrid – Features Editor
Richard Allen – Sports Editor
firstname.lastname@example.org – Richard is a junior at MSU Denver majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Sports Media. He currently serves as the assistant sports editor for The Metropolitan.
Ali Watkins – Photo Editor
Cassie Ballard – Web Editor
email@example.com – Cassie is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Convergent Journalism. She serves as the web editor for The Metropolitan and Metrosphere magazine and also holds an internship with the Aurora Sentinel.
Andrew Evemy – General Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org – Andrew Evemy is the General Manager at Met Radio. He is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Communication Studies with a concentration in broadcasting. He is pursuing a career in radio after graduation.
Stephen Priest – Production Director
email@example.com – Stephen Priest (Jr.) is a senior at MSU Denver, double-majoring in Communications with an emphasis in broadcast performance and Journalism with a concentration in public relations. Outside of Met Media, Stephen works as a board-operator for Altitude Radio, helping to produce Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche radio broadcasts. In addition, Stephen also works as a board-operator for 104.3 The Fan (KKFN). You can contact Stephen on Twitter @SPriestJr.
Gabriel Gutierrez – Music Director
firstname.lastname@example.org – Gabriel Gutierrez is a junior at MSU Denver studying Business Management. He serves as the music director at Met Radio as well as an artist manager for D.I.M.E Denver and as the Denver college and lifestyle marketing representative for Universal Music Group. You can follow Gabriel on Twitter @GabeGutierrezG.@gabegutierrezG
Ashten Barber – Production Director
email@example.com – Ashten Barber is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in speech Communication with an emphasis in broadcast. She also serves as production director for Met Radio. Ashten is pursuing a career in the radio field after graduation. You can contact her on Twitter at @Ashbash5280
Alex Litvack – Events and Promotions Director
firstname.lastname@example.org – Alex Litvack is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Communication with a focus on organizations and a minor in Psychology. He currently serves as the events and promotions director for Met Media and is looking forward to a great remainder of the year.
Avery Anderson – General Manager
email@example.com – Avery Anderson is the general manager of Met TV. He hosts “The Nightly Met,” an entertainment variety show that highlights local art and culture. He loves the theater and all art and is an advocate for local theater companies through his many stories. He also enjoys gardening and being outside. You can also contact him on Twitter @a_anderson64.
Yekta Eskandari – News Director (The Met Report and Noticiero TVMET)
firstname.lastname@example.org – Yekta Eskandari is a sophomore at MSU Denver. She is double majoring in Journalism and Communication Studies and minoring in Spanish. She also serves as news director for Met TV. You can contact her on Twitter at @Yekta_E.
Dale Putman – Production Director
Jhovani Carrillo – Executive Producer (Met Report)
Janis Carrasquel – Executive Producer (Noticiero TVMET)
METROSPHERE ARTS, LITERARY AND CULTURE MAGAZINE
Teresa Diaz-Soriano –Editor-in-Chief
Cassie Ballard – Web Editor
email@example.com – Cassandra is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in Convergent Journalism. She serves as the web editor for The Metropolitan and Metrosphere magazine and also holds an internship with the Aurora Sentinel.