Creators

Alan Headbloom is the Co-Creator and Host of Feel Like You Belong. He has worked, lived, studied, taught, and breathed international and intercultural communication his whole active life. When he isn’t talking to interesting guests on the show, he is talking with them in check-out lines, receptions, and festivals. He wants nothing more than to share his love of language and culture with fans of FLYB, reduce misunderstanding, and create more harmony in our highly mobile world.

Kim Roberts is the Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Feel Like You Belong. Outside of that, she works as Associate Professor of Film & Video Production in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where she teaches traditional and new media production. Her goal is to bring a level of audience involvement and interactivity to the show in order to promote learning and community building. With a passion for design, fabric, color, and beauty, Kim looks to constantly enhance the visual world around her.

Meet the Crew

Stephanie Norton will finish up her Bachelor of Fine Arts degreein Cinematic & Media Arts from Compass College of Cinematic Arts, where she has worked in the roles of producer, line producer, marketer, and writer. In 2015, she started the YouTube channel "Entertainment For All Network." Beyond the film industry, she is involved in the theatre community, assisting, directing, working backstage, and performing in a total of 40 productions in Grand Rapids. Stephanie is also working on creating awareness to ultimately lead to the cure for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Down the road, she plans to become involved in teaching and sharing her knowledge and skills with future storytellers.

Stephanie Norton will finish up her Bachelor of Fine Arts degreein Cinematic & Media Arts from Compass College of Cinematic Arts, where she has worked in the roles of producer, line producer, marketer, and writer.

In 2015, she started the YouTube channel "Entertainment For All Network." Beyond the film industry, she is involved in the theatre community, assisting, directing, working backstage, and performing in a total of 40 productions in Grand Rapids.

Stephanie is also working on creating awareness to ultimately lead to the cure for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Down the road, she plans to become involved in teaching and sharing her knowledge and skills with future storytellers.

ALUMNI

Alex is a current editor for Feel Like You Belong and a senior at Grand Valley State University. He is enrolled in the Film and Video Program with focuses in film production and animation. He is from White Lake Michigan where he began animating in high school. He hopes to work in advertisement production making visual media. 

Alex is a current editor for Feel Like You Belong and a senior at Grand Valley State University. He is enrolled in the Film and Video Program with focuses in film production and animation. He is from White Lake Michigan where he began animating in high school. He hopes to work in advertisement production making visual media. 

Clayton H Flechsig is one of two current show editors for FLYB. He was born in a maelstrom on Lake Michigan in 1995 and has since carried the elemental power of wind. Referring to himself as a "creator", Clayton has always focused his interests, time, and talents towards producing multi-media art or entertainment. It is in this way that Clayton believes he is fulfilling his place in the cosmos.  Clayton is currently attending Grand Valley State University for his senior year. Majoring in Film and Video with an emphasis on animation and writing, he hopes to one day become a writer/director for his own feature length films. Clayton enjoys coffee, dark chocolates, animals of all shapes and sizes, gooseberries, cunning logistics, cooking, and staring into the abyss. He wishes you safe travels, and a hearty meal. 

Clayton H Flechsig is one of two current show editors for FLYB. He was born in a maelstrom on Lake Michigan in 1995 and has since carried the elemental power of wind. Referring to himself as a "creator", Clayton has always focused his interests, time, and talents towards producing multi-media art or entertainment. It is in this way that Clayton believes he is fulfilling his place in the cosmos. 

Clayton is currently attending Grand Valley State University for his senior year. Majoring in Film and Video with an emphasis on animation and writing, he hopes to one day become a writer/director for his own feature length films. Clayton enjoys coffee, dark chocolates, animals of all shapes and sizes, gooseberries, cunning logistics, cooking, and staring into the abyss. He wishes you safe travels, and a hearty meal. 

Emily Stewart is a recent Film & Video graduate of Grand Valley State University. She worked as Spring editing intern while looking for opportunities down the road. She loves hanging out with friends and watching movies in her spare time. Her nephew is "the light of my life."

Emily Stewart is a recent Film & Video graduate of Grand Valley State University. She worked as Spring editing intern while looking for opportunities down the road. She loves hanging out with friends and watching movies in her spare time. Her nephew is "the light of my life."

Karsen Kolenko is a senior in the Film and Video program at Grand Valley State University, the served as the social media intern, and one of the production assistants for Feel Like You Belong in the Winter of 2016. He maintained the Feel Like You Belong website as well as all of the social media channels. When he's not working for Feel Like You Belong, Karsen enjoys working on film, music, and art projects.

Karsen Kolenko is a senior in the Film and Video program at Grand Valley State University, the served as the social media intern, and one of the production assistants for Feel Like You Belong in the Winter of 2016. He maintained the Feel Like You Belong website as well as all of the social media channels. When he's not working for Feel Like You Belong, Karsen enjoys working on film, music, and art projects.

Alison Work is a Film Student at Grand Valley State University, and the current social media intern for Feel Like You Belong. She plans on graduating in April of 2017, and hopes to pursue a career in video editing, cinematography, or graphic design. She is also a highly dedicated member of the GVSU Track and Cross Country team. 

Alison Work is a Film Student at Grand Valley State University, and the current social media intern for Feel Like You Belong. She plans on graduating in April of 2017, and hopes to pursue a career in video editing, cinematography, or graphic design. She is also a highly dedicated member of the GVSU Track and Cross Country team. 

Justus Wise is a Film & Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. He focuses on editing and animation but enjoys all aspects of film making. He is enjoying working with Feel Like You Belong as a special projects editor and production assistant. Justus spends the majority of his free time animating, rock climbing, or hanging out with friends. 

Maegan Marks is a senior Film student at Grand Valley State University. She spent Winter 2015 working with Feel Like You Belong, growing her skills as an editor and production assistant. In her free time, Maegan is a member of the GVSU Equestrian Club and loves reading and watching movies.

Holly Crevier is a 2015 graduate of the Film & Video program at Grand Valley State University. She was one of the Winter 2016 editors and production assistants for Feel Like You Belong. In her free time Holly is a member of the GVSU Quidditch Club and loves to watch UK TV shows and films.

Holly Crevier is a 2015 graduate of the Film & Video program at Grand Valley State University. She was one of the Winter 2016 editors and production assistants for Feel Like You Belong. In her free time Holly is a member of the GVSU Quidditch Club and loves to watch UK TV shows and films.

Nikki is a Film and Video major at GVSU in her senior year.  She is currently an editing intern for Feel Like You Belong. Nikki is very passionate about movies, and hopes to one day join the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

Nikki is a Film and Video major at GVSU in her senior year.  She is currently an editing intern for Feel Like You Belong. Nikki is very passionate about movies, and hopes to one day join the Motion Picture Editors Guild.

Sarah Ignasiak is a senior Film and Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. Her focus is animation and producing, but she loves all aspects of filmmaking. She enjoyed working as an animator and production assistant for Feel Like You Belong during the Winter semester of 2016. In her free time she is a watcher of movies, a superhero enthusiast, and a lover of music. 

Sarah Ignasiak is a senior Film and Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. Her focus is animation and producing, but she loves all aspects of filmmaking. She enjoyed working as an animator and production assistant for Feel Like You Belong during the Winter semester of 2016. In her free time she is a watcher of movies, a superhero enthusiast, and a lover of music. 

Joshua Rose is a Film & Video senior at Grand Valley State University.  He served as the social media intern during Fall 2015, where he worked to strengthen the show's presence on YouTube.  Joshua is the co-founder of AGA Media Entertainment, LLC, which he looks to grow into a major studio.

Joshua Rose is a Film & Video senior at Grand Valley State University.  He served as the social media intern during Fall 2015, where he worked to strengthen the show's presence on YouTube.  Joshua is the co-founder of AGA Media Entertainment, LLC, which he looks to grow into a major studio.

Daniel Beals is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, with a major in Film & Video Production. He worked as a Winter & Spring 2015 production assistant for Feel Like You Belong. Daniel's favorite things in life are coffee, video games, and Netflix. He is an avid soccer fan, supporting the Chicago Fire.

Forrest Sylvester is a Film and Video Major at Grand Valley State University, and walked in 2016's Graduation Ceremony. He is currently an Assistant B-Roll Gatherer/Manager for the Feel Like You Belong Production team of Summer Interns. His interests lie in Movies, Animation/Cartoons, Television, Video Games, Art/Artistry, Writing/Poetry, Reading, and Surfing the Internet. He hopes to have a career in Film, Animation, and/or Video Games specializing in Concept Creation and/or Transmedia.

Forrest Sylvester is a Film and Video Major at Grand Valley State University, and walked in 2016's Graduation Ceremony. He is currently an Assistant B-Roll Gatherer/Manager for the Feel Like You Belong Production team of Summer Interns. His interests lie in Movies, Animation/Cartoons, Television, Video Games, Art/Artistry, Writing/Poetry, Reading, and Surfing the Internet. He hopes to have a career in Film, Animation, and/or Video Games specializing in Concept Creation and/or Transmedia.

Ryan Gravelle is a senior at Grand Valley State University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Film and Video. He was the fall 2014 Editor of Programming for Feel Like You Belong. On days of studio shoots, he sat in the control room and reminded the host to smile on camera.  In his free time, Ryan loves collaborating with others to produce creative video content, including shooting b-roll for FLYB and editing special projects. Ryan also enjoys writing and performing music on guitar and drums.

Paige Thulin is a 2015 Film & Video graduate of Grand Valley State University's honours college. She spent Winter 2015 working for Feel Like You Belong as an editor and animator. She is an avid knitter, Scottish Lady, and amateur ukulelist.

Josh Moreno was a broadcasting major at Grand Valley State University, coming to Michigan from Chicagoland. He worked as Production Assistant on Feel Like You Belong’s fall 2014 season, running camera and slates in the studio. He also assisted with editing raw footage for broadcast.  When Josh has time, he likes to watch Netflix, hang out with friends, and watch Chicago sports.  A major sadness was seeing his Chicago Bears lose twice to the 2014 Detroit Lions. 

Nicole Saucerman is a 2015 Film & Video graduate of Grand Valley State University, where she worked as an editing and production assistant intern for Feel Like You Belong. A "huge comedy nerd," Nicole likes watching comedy shows and listening to comedy podcasts. She also spends free time writing, catching up on television shows, and running with her dog, Lobo. 

Taylor Bouwens was a Production Assistant Intern at Feel Like You Belong during the Winter 2016 semester at Grand Valley State University. He is a senior in the Film and Video program and getting his bachelor's degree this April. He is goal is to become a cinematographer and is currently strengthening his skills in lighting. Besides film, he has a penchant for comic books and playing guitar.

Taylor Bouwens was a Production Assistant Intern at Feel Like You Belong during the Winter 2016 semester at Grand Valley State University. He is a senior in the Film and Video program and getting his bachelor's degree this April. He is goal is to become a cinematographer and is currently strengthening his skills in lighting. Besides film, he has a penchant for comic books and playing guitar.

Jaclyn Ermoyan is alumna Social Media and Public Relations Intern at Feel Like You Belong, where she managed the show's social media and website and also created FLYB's e-newsletter. In addition to increasing viewership, Jaclyn helped out on production by installing/striking the set and running the teleprompter on studio days. She is a junior at Grand Valley State University where she is pursuing a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. On the international front, Jaclyn has been studying the French language for five years and recently spent a month in Nicaragua.

Wesley Buskirk is a senior at Grand Valley State University. In addition to being a devoted academic scholar, Wes also passionately lives as a video director, graphic designer, copywriter, audio technician, voice actor, and really any other role he needs to fulfill in order to complete his life's never-ending to-do list!

Wesley Buskirk is a senior at Grand Valley State University. In addition to being a devoted academic scholar, Wes also passionately lives as a video director, graphic designer, copywriter, audio technician, voice actor, and really any other role he needs to fulfill in order to complete his life's never-ending to-do list!

Danielle Petek is alumna summer 2014 Editor of Programming for Feel Like You Belong, where she was responsible for increasing post-production quality and giving the show new changes.  Danielle interned as a senior from Grand Valley State University, where she double majored in Film & Video Production and History, with a minor in Middle East Studies.  In her free time, she enjoys catching up on the latest television shows, reading historical accounts, practicing Arabic, and baking.

Ellen Holcomb worked as Promotional Video Editor for Feel Like You Belong, in addition to participating in studio production. She came to Michigan as a new Film & Video graduate of the University of Toledo. Ellen could be seen roaming the halls of WKTV on the first production day of 2014 with Skype streaming from her iPhone as we tested out the interface with our recording equipment. As a new hobby, Ellen likes to practice pointing out Michigan cities on the palm of her right hand.

Dennis Dembeck was the music composer for the FLYB original themes.  After graduating from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Film and Video, he moved to New York City to pursue a masters degree in Music Technology.  Dennis currently works at Flavorlab Audio Post in NYC where he composes music and engineers post-production sound for Film and TV.

Dennis Dembeck was the music composer for the FLYB original themes.  After graduating from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Film and Video, he moved to New York City to pursue a masters degree in Music Technology.  Dennis currently works at Flavorlab Audio Post in NYC where he composes music and engineers post-production sound for Film and TV.

Artie Bowman is alumnus Co-Editor of Programming. As a crew member on studio shoots, he worked as Technical Director in the control room. He also made contributions to the show’s motion graphics. Artie interned as a junior at Grand Valley State University, studying both Film & Video Production and studio art. When Artie isn’t creating interesting visual effects, he can be found surfing YouTube for the latest editing techniques or boxing at the local gym.

Staci Sherman worked as Fall 2014 Technical Director and Co-Editor for Feel Like You Belong during her last semester at Grand Valley State University, where she majored in Film and Video Production. A gigantic nerd, Staci proudly enjoys the finer things in life, such as playing video games with her friends, engaging in tabletop role-playing, and lying in the grass to watch the night sky.

Jake Weiss is alumnus Co-Producer and Social Media Coordinator. He was responsible for showing the world what FLYB was up to. Jake interned as a senior from Grand Valley State University, majoring in Film & Video Production. He maintained the FLYBwebsite, coordinated the weekly newsletter, and helped with production on studio shooting days. One thing you may not know about Jake is that he spends his free time contemplating and reading about Tao.

Alyssa Leske is alumna Co-Editor of Programming. As a crew member on studio shoots, she performed as the Audio Technician and Teleprompter Operator for Feel Like You Belong. On her first day with us she also participated in trouble-shooting, testing, and successfully recording our first Skype interview! She interned as a senior Film & Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. In her spare time, Alyssa loves watching old movies (especially Hitchcock) and playing Super Nintendo games.

Adriana Robinson is a Film & Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. Documentary film and camera work are her favorite aspects. She enjoyed working on the Feel Like You Belong set as a Winter 2016 video editor and b-roll specialist. In her free time Adriana likes camping, traveling, and working with animals.

Adriana Robinson is a Film & Video Production student at Grand Valley State University. Documentary film and camera work are her favorite aspects. She enjoyed working on the Feel Like You Belong set as a Winter 2016 video editor and b-roll specialist. In her free time Adriana likes camping, traveling, and working with animals.