The Team

Glynn Washington

Glynn Washington

Host

Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper.

Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.

Mark Ristich

Mark Ristich

Executive Producer

Mark Ristich founded Snap Judgment with Glynn. Mark records, writes, edits and produces for Snap Judgment and has no other interests.

Anna Sussman

Anna Sussman

Managing Editor

Anna Sussman has been trying to report serious stories but really has been reporting on frivolity for the past nine years. She earned two masters degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, in Journalism and Human Rights, and founded Backpackjournalist.org with her husband, reporting stories on U.S military debacles, international war tribunals and man-eating crocodiles from 21 countries. Anna comes to Snap Judgment from the wilds of the freelance jungle where she reported for CNN, Current TV, PRI, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also plays the banjo and can be spotted in a Thai sports drink commercial.

Regina Bediako

Regina Bediako

Producer

Regina Bediako has produced audio, web, print and TV features for media shops like SOUND MADE PUBLIC, HuffPost, Discovery Channel, NHK Japan Broadcasting and Epic (Vox Media). She enjoys dessert-based tourism and nerding out on storytelling devices via Quora and TV Tropes dot org.
Marisa Dodge

Marisa Dodge

Digital Producer

Marisa is the Digital Producer for Snap Judgment and Spooked. She worked on the Digital Team at CBS Radio and has voiced dozens of commercials – selling you the likes of a grand slam breakfast, wholesale discounts, and blue jeans. When Marisa first moved to the Bay Area, she reported for The Pacifica Evening News at KPFA Radio. Marisa was on the Marketing Team at the San Francisco Chronicle, where she was the podcast promotion lead, and helped to produce over 80 events/year. She appreciated the institution’s photo and wine archives, equally. She was the Director of her college’s radio station, producing a weekly French music show called Le Meilleur Radio.

Teo Ducot

Teo Ducot

Graphic Artist

Teo is the graphic artist and video editor for Snap Judgment and Spooked. They were born and raised in San Diego to Filipinx immigrant parents. Teo traded palm trees for redwoods to receive a degree in Film & Digital Media at UC Santa Cruz. After college, Teo moved to Oakland where they worked as a bike mechanic and documentary filmmaker before landing at Snap.

John Fecile

John Fecile

Producer

 John Fecile is an audio producer, filmmaker, and storyteller. His work has appeared on NPR and been featured in The Guardian, The New York Times, and Al Jazeera. He has won awards in the US and UK, including Bronze at the 2017 Third Coast International Audio Festival for his documentary Blink Once for Yes. He is a co-founder of The Trump Diaries Project (KCRW) and contributes to 99% Invisible and Curious City (WBEZ). His first show was a college radio series called “The Pea-Sized Professor” about a mad scientist who accidentally shrinks himself; hijinks ensue.

 

 

 

Renzo Gorrio

Renzo Gorrio

Sound Designer

Renzo Gorrio is a San Francisco based producer, musician, and sound designer. Gorrio and his family immigrated from Peru to the U.S. in ’84, moving to Miami, Florida where he grew up. As a teenager, he began to play in bands and also explore electronic music and sound engineering. Gorrio studied music and sound engineering at Miami Dade College and continued with his sound engineering studies at SAE Miami. In 2010 he moved to the Bay Area and joined Snap Judgment in 2011. In March 2019 Gorrio established Nebleena Media, a label for releasing music, video, art, and software. Over the last few years, Gorrio has collaborated with other local musicians to create and perform new original scores to iconic films such as Fantasia, Akira, and Mad Max: Fury Road. These Performances have been part of SF IndieFest and Another Hole in the Head film festivals. His solo project, “Hydroplane,” has been billed alongside acts such as Telefon Tel Aviv, Legowelt, Machinedrum, Cylob, Daedelus and The Flashbulb. His latest full-length release, “Panda,” can be found on Schematic Records.
Nancy López

Nancy López

Senior Producer

Nancy López is a senior producer at Snap Judgment. She started in radio in 2006 when she joined Soul Rebel Radio, a collective of novice storytellers in Los Angeles. Since then, she’s worked as a producer for Radio Ambulante and Making Contact. Her stories have been featured on PRI’s The World, KALW in San Francisco, and Radio Bilingue.
Pat Mesiti-Miller

Pat Mesiti-Miller

Sound Designer

Pat Mesiti-Miller produces that signature Snap Judgment sound. He is a phonetic fanatic, sonic sensationalist, and vinyl visionary. As a freelance Sound Engineer and artist, Pat has produced audio content for commercials, films, music records, and engineered a live comedy show for multiple seasons. Bringing the boom bap to snap, Pat produces and engineers with a beat. He heads his own hip hop production studio where he writes, records, and mixes original music. He makes beats, makes jokes, and makes a mean eggplant parmesan.
Leon Morimoto

Leon Morimoto

Sound Designer

Leon Morimoto is a California native, born in San Jose, and is of Japanese and Chicano descent. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Audio Engineering with a focus on Post-Production. He’s been producing music since 2001 and had a presence during the advent of the internet beat scene under the moniker JOOB 森本. Leon casually composes disjointed rhythms from non-musical sounds and applies them to bottom-heavy music in the Hip Hop tradition. He also gets out a kick out of collecting old things. Current preoccupations include (but are not limited to) Jazz, contemporary cultural arts, local indigenous history, and pondering the cosmos in between scoring stories.
Shaina Shealy

Shaina Shealy

Producer

Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Shaina’s work has taken her to a thorn forest in India, an ice cream shop in Gaza, mushroom houses in the Rwandan hills, a home for retired actresses in Myanmar & many strawberry farms in the Palestinian Territories. A lot of her stories are driven by her interests in women’s health & safety, the Middle East and, her favs, food & ag. They’ve been distributed by outlets including Public Radio International, National Public Radio and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women’s Media Foundation and more. In her free time, Shaina makes very elaborate snacks. Her colleagues at Snap expect her chocolate-covered dates stuffed with tahini in the office weekly.
Nikka Singh

Nikka Singh

Producer

Nikka Singh started his journey in audio at sixteen when he and his friends built a recording studio in his garage in the dead of night…his parents weren’t happy. From there he made hip hop and death metal before taking a decade detour to try his hand at drawing and painting. Eventually, he found his way back to podcasting through improv and storytelling. When he isn’t finding and producing stories with a beat, you can find him doing investigative reporting, working on his graphic novel, or doing improv.
Florene Wiley

Florene Wiley

Operations Manager

Florene Wiley is the Operations Manager at Snap Judgment. Flo is a veteran arts administrator having worked with non-profit arts and social service organizations such as the Apollo Theater, Scholastic Inc., Uniworld Advertising, the City College of New York, and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce among others. She has worked in radio since 2001 as producer/host of The Flo Wiley Show broadcast weekly on WHCR-FM (Harlem Community Radio) and since 2016 on KGPC-FM (Peralta Community Radio). She was born in Little Rock, raised in Oakland, grew up in New York City, and lived in Lagos, Nigeria for two and a half years. In February 2018 she was appointed by Mayor Tom Butt to the Richmond Arts Camp Culture Commission.