The Team

Carrye Glazar
Carrye Glazar

Executive Producer

Carrye graduated from University of Texas at Austin’s Radio-Television and Film Program with a Business Foundations Minor and moved to Los Angeles where she worked as a production and development executive/producer on various film and television projects at Everyman Pictures run by director/producer, Jay Roach (MEET THE PARENTS, AUSTIN POWERS) for thirteen years.  Some of her favorite projects include THE CAMPAIGN with Warner Bros, BRUNO with Universal, and two political docu-dramas at HBO, “Recount” and “Game Change,” which won various Emmys. Now she works as the executive producer of all content development, production, and programming at ACCTV, Spectrum’s Channel 19.

Kai Ferguson
Kai Ferguson

Videographer/Producer

Kai graduated from the University at Austin Texas Radio-Television-Film program. Kai has worked as a media professional writing, directing and producing narrative and documentary content for non-profit organizations and companies. Before joining the ACCTV production team, Kai’s career led him to working with brands such as HBO, GSD&M, BancVue, Partnerships for Children and many others.

Samantha Bennett
Samantha Bennett

Editor/Producer

After graduating with a B.A in Film Studies from UC Berkeley, Samantha cut her teeth at Autofuss a commercial production studio in San Francisco that was later acquired by Google. She jumped ship to find herself and landed in Austin as a freelance editor, script supervisor, director and videographer. Regularly teaming up with local production companies like Rooster Teeth and Blue Suitcase Productions, she's worked on feature films, TV shows, animation and everything in between. Notable projects include the feature Sister Aimee, which premiered at Sundance, and the Emmy nominated Netflix original series Special. She recently joined the ACCTV production team and heads up editorial department working on the channel's long and short form programming. She maintains an affinity for art-house movies, Giants baseball and noisy rock bands.

Jensen Yancey
Jensen Yancey

Video Producer

Before coming to ACC, Jensen spent 7 years in the austin film industry working as a director, producer, cinematographer and editor. He has founded a production company and co-working space. Jensen developed ACC's video identity and strategy from the ground up; creating documentaries, promotional videos and broadcast commercials for the college. His accolades include include numerous regional and national awards, and once placed 2nd at 30 Rock trivia by himself. 

Stephanie Ortiz
Stephanie Ortiz

Production Supervisor

Stephanie is a native Texan from San Antonio who spent a decade living in Los Angeles. After graduating from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television, she went to London to get her Master's Degree in Filmmaking.  Locally, she has worked as an Adjunct Film Professor, Videographer/Producer/Editor for the City of Austin, and Executive Producer at an advertising agency.

John Breed
John Breed

Studio Coordinator

Since 1974, John has worked in the television industry starting while at the University of Texas at Austin working in production at then KLRN on “Carrascolendas” and the first season of “Austin City Limits”.  After a long stint at KTBC- TV, where he worked for many years starting in the film projection room then ascending to floor manager and director, he joined ACCTV where he worked on the studio floor constructing sets, lighting and directing satellite teleconferences. Now as the studio coordinator, he wears many hats working on shoots, editing, and producing ACCTV content and programming.

Dick Anderson
Dick Anderson

Technical Director & Specialist

Dick began his career in broadcasting in 1971 as a freshman at Trinity University in San Antonio, working on many diverse studio and remote productions, ranging from the influence of Hispanic culture on today’s Texas, to ”All-Star Wrestling.” After graduation he began his professional career at KLST, Channel 8, San Angelo, starting as a Switcher/Projectionist and ending as Production Manager.  He spent 15 ½ years at KTBC, Channel 7, Austin as a Director/Producer, joining ACC in 1996 in Master Control Operations, Interactive Video Classroom (IVC) Help Desk, Adjunct Faculty, and Board of Trustees Technical Director.  He’s run every piece of TV equipment and directed thousands of newscasts and public affairs programs during his years in commercial broadcasting. Coming to ACC was a chance to use those skills and learn some new ones along the way.

Chuck Cruse
Chuck Cruse

IT Specialist, Digital Signage

After graduating from University of Texas at Austin, Chuck traveled and ran his own web/photography business before being hired to work in educational technology for University of Texas at Austin and then Austin Community College. Currently, he works oversees Digital Signage on all 11 of ACC’s campuses and oversees the technical post production pipeline for ACCTV.

Austen Shankle
Austen Shankle

Assistant Videographer

After transferring from the University of Texas San Antonio, Austen graduated from ACC with a Workforce Certificate as well as an Associate of the Arts degree via the Radio-TV-Film Program. She started as an intern at ACCTV after SKILL UP at SXSW '19 and was recently hired full-time to assist with physical production to post production editorial work on programming and content for the channel.