PAUL ORTIZ - General Manager
Paul Ortiz has worked in the television production industry for over thirty years. From the creation of short form, long form and studio productions to the management and technical maintenance of production facilities, Paul brings an exceptionally broad set of skills to the production process. Paul graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Television and Film from the University of Cal State Fullerton. Paul’s talents include Producer, On-Air Talent, Director, Camera Operator, Editor, Computer Graphics and Technical Manager for hundreds of media projects while maintaining the day to day studio operation and technical maintenance of Laguna Woods Village Television.
JON NOELL - Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Jon has been in the media and entertainment business for over 30 years, developing marketing strategy for key clients such as Northrop Corp., Beckman Coulter, and the Chilean government. He has been involved in the Direct Response TV industry from ThighMaster, with Suzanne Somers, to The No Pain System, with Bob Eubanks… and generating millions of dollars of revenue in national multi-media campaigns.
Jon works directly with each client of Media Services 55 to maximize their brand exposure, while maintaining the lowest media cost possible. He develops the Boomer & Active Adult demographic marketing campaigns for local hospitals, dental practices, medical groups, car dealers, casinos, retailers, financial advisors, travel industry and political candidates in Laguna Woods Village…..and beyond.
MARK WEISS - Producer/Director
Mark graduated from OCC Film School in 1998 and has been part of the MediaServices55 team since its inception in 2002, producing over 1,000 commercials for clients during his tenure. Prior to MS55, Mark owned and operated his own production company, Newport Beach Productions. His client list includes major film and television companies, international corporations and governmental agencies, The Montel Williams Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Coors Light, Senegence International, OCTA, and City of Long Beach. Mark’s most challenging assignment was in 2000, when he was chosen to document an active volcano on the Vanuatu Islands as well as the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. In his spare time Mark’s hobbies include photography & documentary filmmaking.
DAVE DeSANTIS - Producer/Director
NICK MICHELETTI - Producer/Director
Nick graduated from Colorado State University and comes from a sports broadcasting and corporate marketing background. Previously working with the Denver Broncos and Anaheim Ducks, Nick also runs a small wedding videography business on the side. On the weekends you can find him playing drums, hockey or snowboarding up in the mountains.
KEN GOLDENBERG - Morning Program Host
Started working for the company back in January of 2001 as a studio-production person with occasional on-air appearances and eventually taking over as the weather and food guy for the morning news program. For the last 3 years I’ve hosted the morning news and information program, “This Day” where I interview guests ranging from community members, local and state officials, entertaining guests, and of course many of our clients. I also have done many on-location segments including Disneyland, Orange County Fire Authority, as well as client businesses. In addition to interviews I also have done several food and cooking segments over the years. Other work includes various studio related operations as well as creating and maintaining our web site and producing our monthly programming guide. I’m an avid Disney person, Apple “fan-boy” and involved with competition BBQ as a member of the Kansas City BBQ Society and the California BBQ Association.
STEPHANIE TAVERAS - Administrative Specialist
Stephanie Taveras Joined Channel 6 in October of 2012 as the Administrative Specialist after recently moving from New York . In this role Stephanie provides office support and plays a major role in the scheduling of guest’s for “ThisDay in Laguna Woods Village”. She is highly skilled at providing great customer service and administration, always enthusiastic and loves working closely with community residents and clients.
MICHELLE MITZEL - Traffic & Billing
Michelle joined the Media Services 55 team in 2004. She has an extensive knowledge of Customer Service and Office Management. Currently, Michelle coordinates and processes daily commercial traffic schedules, and verification reports to ensure the proper airing and billing of client commercial contracts. She was intricately involved in the analog to digital conversion of all advertising clients and networks.