Board & Staff

Lisa Loomis – Board Chair; Fayston, VT

Lisa Loomis is the founder and president of Mad River Valley Television as well as the editor of The Valley Reporter. She is a native of Traverse City Michigan who lives high on a hill in Fayston.

Liz Levey – Board Vice Chair; Fayston, VT

Elizabeth Levey is a long-time resident of the Mad River Valley and committed to supporting community connectedness. In line with this goal, she has served on the MRVTV Board for 10 years, bringing her business, theater, and even event planning experience to the television station as needed.

Your name here – we’re recruiting new board members!

Board meetings 3 or 4 times a year.  The role involves governance of the station as well as help keeping us on budget through fundraising and building community support.  email if you’re interested

Rob Williams – Board Member; Waitsfield, VT

Dr. Rob Williams is a Vermont-based media/communications professor and new media consultant who lives and works out of the Mad River Valley. In addition to teaching a wide range of communications classes at the University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Saint Michael’s College, he consults with a number of organizations, including PH International, the US Department of State, the Action Coalition for Media Education, and a number of entrepreneurial and nonprofit clients. Reach him at

John Daniell – Board Member; Waitsfield, VT

John arrived in the US as a permanent resident in 1967 and worked for Sikorsky Aircraft for 25 years before retiring in 1992. As an avocation ran a Classical Music Radio show with WMNR 88.1 in Connecticut for six years. He has always been interested in making home movies an interest he brings to MRVTV. He resides in Connecticut but spends six months of the year at his second home in Waitsfield. A lifelong pilot, John enjoys flying around the Valley in his sailplane. He joined Rotary International in the Mad River Valley in 1995, serving as Mad River Valley President from 1996-97. John served on the board of The I.I.Sikorsky Historical Archives and is an Honorary Trustee. He edited their newsletter for five years. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society International.

Ilse Sigmund – Board Member; Moretown, VT

Ilse Sigmund is a long time resident of Moretown. She is a wife, mother, web developer. She enjoys skiing, reading and being with family & friends. She often finds herself involved with community-based initiatives – particularly those related to education.

Genevieve Knight – Board Member – Waitsfield

Genevieve Knight is a long-time resident of the MRV. She has worked in Vermont public school for more than 20 years, and during that time has had the opportunity to work with school content and a few public access stations. Genevieve is the Library Media Specialist at Harwood Union and lives with her family in Waitsfield.

Ian Sweet – Board Member; Warren, VT

After a career in the Royal Air Force, as an engineering officer, Ian Sweet migrated into television broadcasting. He moved to the valley in 2004 and ran and then owned the RSN TV station at Sugarbush. Ian is still involved with worldwide television and he helps his wife Dori with the Mad Marathon. He also works on documentary projects locally to promote the Valley.

Ned Farquhar – BOARD MEMBER; Waitsfield, VT

A former director of the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Mad River Path Association, Ned was New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s senior advisor for energy, and served five years as a senior official in the Obama Administration working on energy issues. He is also on the board of Friends of the Mad River.

Rob Perry – Executive Director; Warren, VT

Rob joined MRVTV in 2020 as Executive Director.  He moved to Warren in 2018 after decades in the Boston area working for a wide range of software companies, large and small. A frequent Mad River Valley visitor over the years, he decided it was the place to spend more time enjoying his past times of hiking, biking, skiing, boating and generally enjoying the outdoors. He also likes to tinker with cars and at times you’ll find him lying under a car or head deep in an engine compartment.

Tony Italiano – Media/Program Manager; Waitsfield, VT

Tony has been with MRVTV since 2007 and is currently the Media/Program Manager.