RTA Staff

RTA relies on the expertise of its staff to keep everything running smoothly.

  • Arienne Parzei

    Production Assistant

    Arienne joins the production team for at least the Fall of... read more

  • Brian Withers

    Video Production Technician

    Brian is a Radio and Television Arts grad, class of 2003. He was hired by RTA after graduation and has been a member of the production team ever since. Brian also maintains a healthy freelance schedule and has had the good fortune to have worked on some very exciting productions, from game shows to... read more

  • Donna Buczkowski

    Student Affairs Coordinator & President, RTA Alumni Association

    A graduate of RTA (2007), Donna moved into her role as the RTA Student Affairs Coordinator with ease and excitement saying, “It’s easy to connect with the students and understand where they’re coming from and going to when you’ve already walked in their shoes!”  Donna assists RTA... read more

  • Jessica Howsam

    Project Assistant

    Jessica joins the RTA team as Project Assistant, helping to coordinate and facilitate the many events, lecture series and various other... read more

  • Joanna Lau

    Digital Media Production Assistant

    Joanna Lau joined the technical staff of the RTA team in 2004. Her specialty in the department includes the digital media stream, where she demonstrates and teaches her students graphical and animation related software. Prior to joining Ryerson, Joanna worked as a production secretary at a... read more

  • Jyotsna Venkatesh

    Production Intern

    Jyotsna joins us as the Production Intern for the 2013-14 school... read more

  • Kevin Konarzewski

    Audio Production Technician B.A.

    Kevin has been enamored by sound for as long as he can remember.  In an attempt to nurture this passion, he attended the Music Industry Arts program at Fanshawe College, earning a diploma in Audio Recording Engineering in 2001.  Following graduation, Kevin turned his focus to audio post... read more

  • Marie Crosta

    Program Manager

    Marie Crosta is RTA's Program... read more

  • Paula Letang-Loblack

    Program Assistant

    Paula Letang-Loblack is the Program Assistant for RTA. You'll be greeted by her when you walk in the RTA office or call us. Paula hosts the popular Experience Creole show on CHRY... read more

  • Ryan Sykes

    Post Production Technical Staff & Treasurer, RTA Alumni Association B.A.

    Ryan Sykes is a technical staff member for the RTA School of Media, directly focusing on the world of post-production.  He is Apple Pro Application Certified specializing in Final Cut Pro and post-production workflows, as well as video compression techniques and practices. He has recently entered... read more

  • Shaun Axani

    Production Assistant

    Shaun is a graduate of the Radio and Television Arts program, and enjoyed the experience so much that he returned as part of the technical staff, assisting students with both the audio and video components of media. In between his times at Ryerson, he’s worked on many television sets including... read more

  • Shawn Haswell

    Production Facilities Manager

    Shawn is the Production Facilities Manager for the RTA School of Media, but what does that mean?  It means he’s responsible for the cameras, portable audio recorders, animation software and almost every other piece of technology a student uses in RTA production classes. He shares the... read more

  • Yoav Bales Kogan

    RTA Technical Staff

    Yoav is an RTA graduate and technical staff member with focus on the single camera and multi-camera stream. Over the past ten years his diverse experience includes various aspects of audio and radio production, television, film, music, photography and live events. From major labels and ACC shows to... read more

  • Zach Cox

    RTA Instructor and Technical Staff B.A., M.A.

    Zachary Cox is a part-time instructor and technical staff member for the RTA School of Media.  For over a decade he has been professionally active in the film and television industry; working on numerous commercials, music videos, television series, and award-winning films as a cinematographer,... read more