Raymond Gouker – CEO/Founder Adams Community Television was founded in 1988 by Raymond Gouker, a teacher of Visual Communications at the Gettysburg High School. His interests were to create a medium for Adams County and surrounding communities by providing an opportunity to showcase their local talents, history, people, cultural and athletic events, landscaping and economy, as well as provide a focal point which will address issues and provide educational and entertaining programming that will be of interest to and benefit local residents. Raymond also is Executive Director of Operations and oversees the daily operations of Adams Community Television.
Ron Harris – Board President Ron Harris is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. He has over twenty-five years of business experience in Information Technology and thirty-three years of college level teaching experience. As an adjunct professor, he has taught computer classes at Prince George’s Community College, Montgomery College, Howard Community College, and Harrisburg Area Community College in Gettysburg. He has given presentations and workshops throughout the United States and Canada on Project Management. He has directed two documentaries highlighting the histories of the boroughs of Carroll Valley and New Oxford. He is also a professional commercial photographer. He serves on numerous advisory and planning committees at the state, county and borough level.
Jim Krut – Board Vice President Jim recently retired as vice president of communications with Adams Electric Cooperative, where he had responsibility for the 30,000-member cooperative’s public and member relations, videos, radio and television advertising, legislative relations and strategic communications planning. A film and theatre actor, he has appeared in several films, most notably George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead,” as well as many Gettysburg Stage productions. He has served on the board of Gettysburg Stage, the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce, was president of the Adams County Cooperative Extension Advisory Board and is a member of the advisory committee for the Adams County Arts Council. A graduate of Point Park University, with a degree in Journalism and Communications, he has been a reporter on daily newspaper and worked as editor on a weekly newspaper in Huntington County. For seven years, he edited the statewide magazine of the Pennsylvania Rural Electric Association, with circulation of 220,000. A Vietnam War veteran, Jim served as a medic and personnel specialist, earning a bronze star for valor and a Purple Heart. He currently works in film and theatre, and makes film convention appearances as a guest celebrity in the United States and Europe. www.helizombie.com
Wendy Miller – Board Secretary Wendy is a Business/Computer teacher and Cooperative Education Coordinator at Gettysburg High School. She has been teaching and coordinating student work-study and internship programs for eight years. Her passion is placing senior students into internships in professional organizations and businesses in conjunction with their career objectives. Internships validate for students the careers they are interested in pursuing. She became involved with ACTV after placing a student from the Media Productions class at Gettysburg High School into an internship at the studio. She would like to use television as a medium to promote the internship program so other schools in the area can also become involved in student internships at ACTV and beyond. Prior to joining Gettysburg High School, Wendy spent most of her career as a Senior Communications Training Specialist with Highmark Blue Shield and Capital Blue Cross. She also taught in the Business Department at Harrisburg Area Community College before joining Highmark.
Tom Landis – Board Treasurer Tom Landis started his career in various sales positions ultimately gaining over 25 years of experience in the business arena. He became Director of Marketing and Product Manager for several regional food companies. During the 1990’s Tom made a career change by founding his own video production company. The mainstay of his business is currently corporate production, but Tom has shot segments for “The Travel Channel” and “Americas Most Wanted”. Beginning in 1994, Tom has also shot approximately 400 interviews for “The Survivors Of The Shoah Visual History Foundation”, which were forwarded to Steven Spielberg, for his collection of holocaust survivor stories. Tom and his associate have also opened Cartridge World in Hanover, Pa., while he continues his passion for video productions through his company, Harbor Productions.
Mark Lookenbill – Board Member
George Escalera – Board Member
Dave Hazlett – Board Member Dave lives in Carroll Valley with his wife of 14 years, Leann, and their two sons, Noah (12) and Joshua (9). He began his tenure as Manager of Carroll Valley Borough in April of 2005, after serving as Township Manager of Conewago Township, Adams County for two years. Dave actively participates with all activities of the Borough, is on the July 4th Celebration Committee, and is actively involved in several local youth sports organizations. He was born and raised in New Alexandria, PA, thirty miles east of Pittsburgh, PA, which has instilled a lifetime love of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dave graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Land Use Planning. His hobbies include fishing, golfing, basketball and gardening.
Duane Kanagy – Board Member Duane is the manager of communications and community services at Adams Electric Cooperative. Duane leads planning and budgeting of all member meetings and member committee functions and oversees the director election process. Serves as spokesman for the cooperative and coordinates all communications programs and related media activities for both internal and external audiences.
Duane is also a board member, Gettysburg-Adams Chamber of Commerce, 2012; Chair, Chamber Marketing Council, 2005-current; board member, Keystone Development Council, 2009-current; member; board member, Lutheran Social Services Foundation, 20111- current; associate board member, Adams County Library System, 2012; and member, Gettysburg Kiwanis Club.