Zoe is a senior double major in Filmmaking and Creative Technologies. Her dream job is to make music videos which combines her two passions, music and filmmaking. She loves to eat vegetables, hang out with her friends, and annoy people with her endless stories of camp. She is so excited for her fourth and final year at Viking Fusion and to lead the team into making a lot of content for everyone to enjoy.
Studio Assistant Coordinator
Rachel Siler is a senior Filmmaking and Cinematic Arts major. After graduation, she hopes to work as an editor in Atlanta. She is absolutely obsessed with Taylor Swift and will talk to you about her for hours. Her other hobbies include buying books and not reading any of them.
Lily Calhoun is a senior Communication major with a Filmmaking concentration and a Creative Writing minor. She hopes to be an advocate for equality in the film industry after her time at Berry, no matter what she ends up doing. A huge fan of Chaco’s and hanging out with friends, you can normally find Lily making a bad pun or counting how many people she can say hi to at any given moment of the day. She is super excited to create new things here at Viking Fusion.
Mary Banks Shelander
Public Relations Coordinator
Mary Banks is a senior from St. Simons Island, Georgia with a Communication (Public Relations) major & Psychology minor. She loves making people laugh and hopes to work in the field of public relations after she graduates. Although she enjoys being home, Mary Banks hopes to travel the world some day.
Grace Snell is a junior with a major in Communication and a minor in Studio Art. She is an army brat (which makes answering basic questions like, “Where are you from?” a daily challenge). Grace has lived everywhere from Kansas to Germany and has a passion for meeting new people and sharing their stories through art, writing, photography, and other mediums. Other favorite pastimes include: pondering the meaning of life, eating good snacks (especially chocolate), and dressing up as random movie characters.
Anna Rich is a junior from Griffin, GA, and a Communication Major with a double minor in Journalism and Spanish. She hopes to one day work at a huge publication like Vanity Fair. Anna is a pianist and a serious Disney fan. Her favorite Disney movies are Beauty and the Beast, Lady and the Tramp, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Anastasia (yes it counts now that Disney owns Fox). She’s also a huge musical theatre dork and will force you to watch Falsettos with her at least once.
Parker Luellen is a junior from Nashville, Tennessee majoring in Communication with a concentration in Film. She loves anything having to do with creative writing and has written and published two books of her own. Some of her favorite things include coffee, hiking, writing, and spending time with friends. Her favorite TV show is Buffy the Vampire Slayer and her favorite movie is La La Land.
Jake is a junior hailing from West Palm Beach, FL. He selected Berry College for its incredible beauty and inspiring esprit d’corps. It is also worth mentioning that he is currently studying Communication with a concentration in Public Relations but that may change. Who knows what might happen in these next four years? Anyway, he is also very much a geek about all sorts of cars ranging from AMC to Zundapp, so there’s that too.
Annabelle is a sophomore Communication major with a concentration in PR and a double minor in Creative Writing and Economics from Atlanta, Georgia. She is well known for her obsession with Fleetwood Mac, Sally Rooney’s books, and any movie or TV show starring Michael Cera. She is also a coffee and tea enthusiast, and can tell you where to get the best chai lattes. Annabelle is also passionate about being involved on campus by welcoming new students as an Admissions Ambassador and editing for Valkyrie and Ramifications. A fun fact about her is that she will make you stop the car to get out and pet a stray cat when she spots one.
Russell is a junior Filmmaking major. He does not know where he wants to go after college—all he knows is that he loves video editing. He also enjoys writing, community service, listening to music, playing video games, and shredding it up on the drums. He can often be found going on a run around campus. Unlike most Filmmaking majors, he does not have a favorite movie.
Assistant Production Supervisor
Phillip Walker is a junior Communication major with a concentration in Filmmaking from Carrollton, Georgia. He hopes to one day write and direct his own movies. He has a taste for the exquisite, dabbling in pursuits such as Taco Bell consumption, listening to punk rock, and monkey viewing/interaction. He can often be found amongst the trees.
Alyssa Freyman is a junior double major in Filmmaking and Creative Technologies. She loves to read, travel, write scripts for future productions, and listen to alternative music. She hopes to someday work on a film set. You can normally find Alyssa talking about the latest movie or tv show with friends.
Mike Myers is a junior Communication major from Dallas, GA. He aspires to be a cinematographer like his pal, Roger Deakins. Some of his favorite movies are Back to the Future, the Star Wars and Mission Impossible franchises, and all things directed by Quentin Tarantino. He can often be found taking naps and petting dogs.
Matt Parks is a junior from Clermont, Florida majoring in Communication with a concentration in Filmmaking. Matt spends the majority of his free time watching movies, and has made a few short films of his own. Matt is eager to bring his love of film and filmmaking to Fusion. His favorite films are Midnight Cowboy, Mandy, The Lighthouse, and the Before Trilogy.
Assistant Show Producer
Seth Chambliss is a senior majoring in English & Communication. He finds joy in making people laugh with Easy Baked Improv, reading classic works of literature, and talking about music to anyone willing to listen. He is currently attempting to find the balance between feeding his heavy caffeine addiction and sleeping for several hours at a time on his broken Ikea couch.
Madi Rowe is a sophomore Communication major with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Religion. Madi also works for Viking Strategic Services and the Office of Academic Transitions. Madi hopes to become a college professor one day. She enjoys spending all of her time with the Production Supervisor, midtown blends with half-and-half from Java City, and the couches at Lumina.
Isabel is a junior Political Science major with a double minor in Communication and Animal Science. Fun fact: Isabel bakes the D-hall cookies.
Mia is a sophomore double major in Studio Art and Creative Technologies. She works for the Berry College Technical Support Desk on top of her job at Viking Fusion. In her spare time, she loves to read, watch anime and play video games like Animal Crossing or Minecraft. Another hobby of her’s includes annoying the Executive Director, Zoe. This is her first year at Viking Fusion and she can’t wait to make both new friends and cool projects!
Assistant News Producer
Nolan Scoretz is a sophomore Communication major from Woodstock, Ga. He hopes to either work as an investigative journalist or in the field of communication studies. He spends his time with friends, whether playing music or taking spontaneous road trips. Nolan is passionate about music, his faith, and cooking. He can also be found watching hockey games, giving his cats attention, drinking coffee, and many times, all of the above.
Addison Howard is a sophomore double majoring in Communication and Spanish. He is originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. In his free time, he loves playing the drums, getting vertigo migraines, listening to music, and asking what’s the purpose of it all. He also has a strange fascination with black bears.
Gavin Zielke is a freshman Communication major at Berry from Roswell, Georgia. He wants to one day be a video editor of some sort. He enjoys watching movies, hanging out with friends, and solving Rubik’s cubes.
Ryan is a freshman Creative Technologies major. Though unsure what his career path will be after college, his dream job is being a fighter pilot. He enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and playing niche video games while listening to random movie soundtracks and eating cereal bars. He also enjoys ranting about war history among other things. His most memorable prose are being compiled into a “Ryan’s Quote Book.” He also has 5 awesome younger siblings and 2 dogs!
Amani Pyron is a freshman majoring in Psychology. She is an avid music listener ranging from genres that include Adele to Tyler, the Creator. In her free time, she enjoys setting up photoshoots and learning the intricacies of Photoshop. She is excited to bring new and creative stories to Viking Fusion!
Louis Durand is a freshman Biology major with a minor in Communication. His dream job is to produce projects and shows such as talk shows, podcasts, and other creative video and audio mediums. He loves video games and seeks to perfect his performance in said games for no good reason. He also enjoys the company of his friends despite being a fairly private individual. He is very excited to learn more about camera and audio work, as well as explore his creative side.
Kaeden Boyd is a freshman English major from Pine Mountain, Georgia. She is an ABBA enthusiast, Fitzwilliam Darcy apologist, and has a strange affinity for Michael Bublé’s ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’.
Jenna Jones is a freshman double majoring in Art Education and PreK-12 education and minoring in Dance. She was born in South Africa and now lives in Alpharetta, Georgia with her parents and younger brother. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time with her family and friends, watch movies, and dance. On most days you’ll find her in class, in the dance studio, walking back up to Ford, or FaceTiming her family for the millionth time.
Ashley is a freshman from San Diego, California majoring in Communications with a concentration in Digital Storytelling. Her dream job is to work for National Geographic as a photojournalist and travel the world. Some of her favorite things include hanging out with her friends, getting coffee, watching tv, and listening to music.
Steven is a six-time Telly Award-winning producer, director, and editor, who spent 15 years at television stations in North Georgia. He is the 2016 recipient of the College Media Association’s Honor Roll Broadcast Advisor Award. He is married and has two kids.