Tamarah began her PEG Access career in her hometown of Newton, where she started as a volunteer at Continental Cablevision’s access studio. She quickly learned to direct, edit and produce shows and a few months later, was hired full time. That’s when she fell in love with the idea of community media, or democracy in action as she likes to call it.
Before joining Walpole Media Corporation, she was the Executive Director at CCTV and at Watertown Cable Access. She also served as the Communication Manager at a private school and taught video production as a part time Adjunct Professor at The New England Institute of Art. During her time in Local Access, she has been involved in all aspects of pre-and post-video production, including producing documentaries, series, editing, directing and even appearing in front of the camera.
Contact Tamarah at [email protected] if you have questions or comments. Tamarah or another staff member can guide you if you would like to learn about volunteering or sponsorship opportunities.
Katherine has been part of the Massachusetts PEG Access community since 2017. Fresh out of college she worked as a videographer and engineer for The City of Boston’s Broadband & Cable Office, Boston City TV, covering all of the Mayor of Boston’s public events, City of Boston municipal meetings, and live press conferences. From there, she went on to work for Bedford TV as Production & Facilities Manager, where she spearheaded the majority of in-studio and field productions for the town of Bedford. Now she is at Walpole Media and is excited to grow this station and bring original programming and community engagement to Walpole. Katherine lives in Watertown with her partner and several houseplants. Contact Katherine at [email protected] if you have a show you’d like to produce or if you want more information about getting involved.
Part Time Production Coordinator
Pete O’Farrell began his career in 1993 at WJAR in Providence Rhode Island. He quickly moved from in studio work to operating live trucks and going live from news scenes across the state. In 1996 Pete was hired as part of the original crew at Fox 25 in Boston. He would stay there for over 18 years. His involvement in TV news put him in the middle of some of the biggest stories of our lifetime. He was able to meet two presidents, senators, governors, athletes and celebrities. He was on the field at Fenway when the Red Sox made their championship runs in 2004 and 2007. Local news coverage can run the gamut from excitement to tragedy. The events of September 11, 2001 had him working non stop as the country recovered from the terrorist attacks. In 2014 Pete changed direction and took over the television program at Walpole High School. Working with other community members, the program turned around and now boasts a state of the art studio that the students have access to thanks to the partnership with Walpole Media. You can contact Pete at [email protected].
Digital Media Coordinator
Jessica began her career working at a digital advertising agency in Alexandria, Virginia. There, she developed and executed online marketing campaigns and orchestrated paid and organic social media efforts for clients at both the state and federal level of government. Driven by her passion for news media, she began writing for the Advocate Newspaper in Everett, Massachusetts where she currently covers local news as well as city council proposals. Jessica joined Walpole Media in 2021 where she is excited to help grow the organization’s brand and strengthen its relationship with the residents of Walpole through online communication and community outreach. You can contact Jessica at [email protected].
Patrick has been covering municipal meetings as a part of the Walpole Media staff since 2015. Email Patrick for event coverage at [email protected].
Who We Are
We are a volunteer-based organization, which means we truly are in the hands of the people who volunteer.