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Jim Dillenburg

Jim Dillenburg

Jim Dillenburg, the Director of Operations, comes to BATV with 20 years of experience in video production, editing, as a hobby and part time job. His first 23 year career was in engineering spending much of his time designing custom pneumatic grain handling machinery for over 112 counties. He has been in over 25 counties working with government heads to help them meet the needs of removing wheat and corn for large ships. He then moved onto IT where he built and managed over 500 computers and servers at 7 locations in the US and Europe. Finally he started his own business in 2005 producing wedding and event videos along with Corporate training films and marketing videos for use on the web.

 

Jen Brens

Jen Brens

 

Jen Brens, the Program Director, is a graduate of Batavia High School, a graduate of Southern Illinois University, and has over eleven years of professional television experience. Jen spent four years in Los Angeles, California working for major networks such as HGTV, Discovery, Food Network and a local television network. Jen came to BATV in late 2007 in a temporary capacity and proved to be invaluable to the organization. Combining her professional television experience and familiarity with the community, Jen single-handedly increased the quality of programming on BATV.

 

Katlyn Gerken

Katlyn Gerken

Katlyn Gerken, Sports Reporter and Producer, is a 2013 graduate of Loras College, who worked at Comcast SportsNet Chicago prior to bringing her talents to BATV. A native of Batavia, Katlyn is honored and excited to report for her hometown team. She has covered a wide variety of sports (including hockey, lacrosse and rugby), and she has experience anchoring, producing, editing and hosting a European travel show. She loves stats, storytelling and reporting from the sidelines. When she’s not running or coaching volleyball, she’s watching her favorite Chicago teams. Follow Katlyn on Twitter for game day updates: @katlyngerken.

 

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