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The present crew includes:
Senior Producer/Director & Coordinator of HCC's Television and Radio Programs: Karen Hinds Vadnais
Producer/Host: Rebecca Jessop
Associate Producer/Segment Producer: Danielle Malloy
Reporters: Elizabeth Homan & Tracie Jules & Lisa Scott

Karen Hinds Vadnais is a native Marylander who received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware and her Master of Arts in Mass Communications from Towson University in Towson, Maryland. In addition to CineMaryland she produces a half hour show called In the Spotlight: The Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at HCC.   Karen also produces videos for Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland and is the Coordinator for the Television and Radio Programs there.

Elizabeth Homan is pleased to be working once again for HCC-TV, the place where she got her start in television almost a decade ago. After working behind-the-scenes, she moved in front of the camera at Prestige Vision 3, a cable station in Carroll County, Md. Elizabeth got experience as a reporter and anchor before heading to News 21, a cable station in Montgomery County, Md. She started on the assignment desk, but was quickly promoted to producer. From there, she took jobs as anchor and reporter. In December 2000, Elizabeth moved across the country to Boise, Idaho, to work as a general assignment reporter for KTVB, the area’s NBC affiliate station. For two years, she covered everything from plane crashes, road construction, music festivals, and murders to ski resorts, local politics, crime, and court cases. Currently, Elizabeth is the media relations director at Montgomery College, a community college in Montgomery County, Md.

Rebecca Jessop is a transplanted mid-westerner and a graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. She landed in Baltimore as part of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and worked as a community organizer for the Southeast Community Organization. She worked in social services for a number of years with time taken out to live and work in Germany organizing a peace conference. Rebecca worked for the historic Senator Theatre for 13 years as the Director of Special Projects. She is currently the Marketing and Development Specialist at the Center for the Arts in Harford County and the Director of the Bel Air Film Festival. She joined HCC-TV in 1996 as a reporter for the cultural and entertainment news segment, Backstage News.

Tracie Jules began her career as a pastry chef, training at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After owning a dessert catering business and working for several chefs, she went on to teach continuing education classes in desserts before discovering her true passion - being in front of the camera. Tracie began her acting career at age 45.  Since then she has done voice over work and landed principal roles on television, films, industrials, commercials, theatre productions, and music videos. Currently, she has recurring roles in Life After Lisa and works as a host for the web series, Click On This.  In addition to her exciting acting career, Tracie continues to bake and teach cooking/baking classes to friends in her own kitchen.  Tracie has five children and two grandchildren.  She relishes every moment with her husband Gerald, her children and their extended families.

Danielle Malloy came to Maryland in 1998 to attend The College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in Communication Arts.  After pursuing a job in the sciences, she felt dissatisfied with her career choice.  A chance meeting with Rebecca Jessop changed everything and Danielle decided to take a risk!  She quit her job in May 2006 to begin focusing on a new career in television and obtained an internship with HCC-TV after Rebecca introduced her to Karen Hinds Vadnais.  In August 2006, Danielle was hired as a part-time Production Assistant.  Today, she works full-time as a Studio/Field Production Specialist/Technician for HCC-TV and GTV (Howard County Government Television) where she writes, produces, directs, shoots and edits in addition to her work with CineMaryland.  Danielle also teaches an introductory video course at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Lisa Scott is so excited to be a part of the CineMaryland team. She started her camera career as a print and commercial model. Loving the industry immediately, she opened the regional casting and modeling agency, The Model Connection, Inc., which she ran successfully for 17 years. She was the host of the SPCA's Adopt A Pet for three years and co-host of Arts and Entertainment, a radio show on WCBM for two years. In 2010, Lisa changed the focus of her goals to business development/marketing and closed the casting agency. That same year she also developed a wellness life coaching program where she works with clients promoting a balanced and fit healthy lifestyle. In 2011, she accepted the position of Area Marketing Director for Chick fil A Maryland where she works on marketing development to promote wellness and healthly living for the quick service chicken chain.



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