Our Creative Team

Totes Awesome! This is our unique and creative team that works together to bring you the best in pediatric television.

Ben Diger
Broadcast Engineer

Ben is one of Star Studios tech guys. He manages all the computers and tech in the office. He loves Minecraft and has covered his desk in minecraft magnets. When he's not at Star Studio he's 3D printing something or flying his helicopter.

Seth Kanne
Program Manager

Seth (aka Mr. Wizard) is one of the tech guys. When he's not in the control booth, he shoots and edits the videos you see on channel 13, as well as videos for staff at Children's. Outside his job, he enjoys spending time with his two boys and playing guitar.

Taylor Shiff
Production Assistant

Taylor is one of our production assistants. She helps with live shows, prerecorded segments, and creating new content for channel 13. Outside of work, she enjoys trying new restaurants, getting outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Scott Thiry

Scott is our videographer. He is in charge of creating new video content for our channel and running the St. Paul tech booth. When Scott isn’t at the studio, he enjoys being outside, playing “corn hole” (beanbags), or spending the day at the park with his wife Kendra, two kids Samuel and Hannah and black lab, Molly.

Taylor Mills
Production Assistant

Taylor (otherwise known as T.Mills) is our full time production assistant. She helps with live shows, prerecorded segments, and all the other fun things a production assistant gets to do. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg (graduation photo above), loves animals, including her late pug Frank (on the left), and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Eriq Nelson
Talent & Producer

Eriq has been an actor, writer, teacher, improvisor, and theater maker in the Twin Cities for nearly 20 years. Past theater experience includes Hey City Theater, Interact Center, Theatre Latte Da, Brave New Workshop, The Guthrie, Actor's Theatre of MN, The Redundancy Department, and many others. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, cooking, and spending time with his daughter, Delilah.

Derrick Aviles
Graphic and Web Designer

Derrick is our Star Studio Graphic and Web Designer. He designs all of the creative work such as flyers, posters and website for the St. Paul and Minneapolis campuses. Outside his job, he loves creating and illustrating pixel art, collecting and playing retro video games such as Sonic the Hedgehog, traveling, watching professional wrestling and going on hikes during the spring and summer time.