Hank has a degree in business from Bucknell University and a degree in art from Humboldt State University. He's been with the television station for over 30 years and, in addition to sales, has extensive production experience, having written, produced and voiced television commercials before taking over as General Sales Manager in 1986. He and his wife Cheryl have two children and live in Eureka.
Robin has been a part of KIEM News Channel 3 since 1995. Her experience and loyalty create an advantage for clients from both local and regional markets. Robin has twin daughters, and a son who lives with autism. This direct perspective makes her a natural advocate for Autism Awareness in our community. Originally from Southern California, Robin is proud to call Northern California home. Advertising and media is an exciting, ever-changing business, “I’ve been a part of television advertising delivering amazing results for many businesses, large and small over the years. Clients have such individual challenges and goals, working with all of them makes my job worthwhile and fulfilling.”
Bobbi grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and graduated from San Jose State University. In 1999 she moved to the North Coast with her husband and two daughters. Free time is spent enjoying the many outdoor activities and beauty of nature that this area has to offer. Bobbi has over 20 years of experience in sales, which she likes to think of as 20 years of meeting and working with great people.
Tanya Fechner - Account Executive
Office: (707) 443-3123
Originally from the Central Coast, Tanya came to Humboldt County in 1997 to obtain her Anthropology degree at Humboldt State University. She fell in love with the area and decided to call it home. Tanya has many years of experience in market research, advertising coordination, and creating marketing plans. She believes that creating relationships; along with a strong foundation of communication; is an essential part of effective advertising. She wants to help local businesses succeed through strategic marketing. She recently acquired her sommelier certificate and in her free time she can be found in her garden or at the lake with her family.
James Wilson - Account Executive
Office: 707 443-3123 ext. 309
Cell: 707 845-3266
In 2013, James and his wife Jessica relocated from Northern Nevada to experience life in the pristine setting of California’s North Coast.James brings to KIEM an extensive career background in management, marketing, and sales. His experience provides advertisers valuable insights into developing their branding and getting their message delivered to the right audience. James believes in the values of building successful business relationships through great customer service, trust, and follow though. He is looking forward to sharing the beauty of the North Coast with his two sons – Jacob, who is proudly serving in the US Navy, and Justin, whose career in mining, is enabling him to provide for a family of his own.
CREATIVE SERVICES DEPARTMENT
News Channel 3's Creative Services Department is responsible for all aspects of commercial production, promotion and public service. The department creates many of the local commercials seen throughout the day on News Channel 3, working directly with local business owners and other clients our staff writes and develops the messages that inform our viewers about these advertisers. The department also produces our "Spirit of the North Coast" public service spots which partner News Channel 3 wth local non-profits and charities to promote worthwhile causes and events.
Philip Wright - Promotion & Public Service Manager
Phil heads up News Channel 3's Creative Services Department. He holds a BA degree in English and a Master of Arts in Film Production, both from Humboldt State University. Phil started at KIEM in the summer of 1980 as a master control operator and has directed morning news shows and telethons. He has managed the department since 1983. Phil is an avid nature photographer and his images have appeared in many local publications, as well as regional and national calendars, postcards and posters.
Vicki Mathers - Local Commercial Production Manager
Vicki worked in her native New Zealand and in Australia in the television industry for nearly 20 years. Her career started in vision switching and editing which lead to producing and directing for TV in Sydney, Australia where she directed the Australian "Today" show, current affairs programs, and variety shows. She also field produced segments for "Today." Vicki loves living in Eureka, with its beauty and moderate climate and loves working with local businesses, clients and community groups as part of the News Channel 3 Creative Services team.
KIEM News Channel 3 was recently honored with a National Telly Award for local television production
Vicki Mathers (front right) beautifully directed and produced a local commercial for Whiplash Curve Jewelry Store in Old Towm Eureka
Robin D'Aguanno (front left) represents Whiplash Curve for News Channel 3