Roger Boleman, Producer
Roger Boleman is director of Media Services Department at University of Minnesota, Morris. For the past 15 years, Boleman has produced educational and documentary programming specifically for public television. Bolemans producing/director projects for other outside agencies include University of Wisconsin, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Minnesota Agency on Aging, Minnesota Extension Service and the United States Department of Agriculture. Boleman is completing his masters degree from the U of M.
Gordon McIntosh Ph.D., Producer
Gordon McIntosh is an Associate Professor of Physics at University of Minnesota, Morris where he specializes in the study and research of astronomy and soils. Other interests of study include the tall grass prairie that once covered the upper Midwest of North America. McIntosh is also a widely published research scholar, with work published in the Soil Science Society of America Journal, Astrophysical Journal, and the Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Physics, Chemistry and Ecology of Seasonally Frozen Soils. McIntosh received his Ph.D in Physics from the University of Massachusetts.
Mike Cihak, Chief Photographer and Editor
Mike Cihak is an award-winning photographer and editor for the University of Minnesota, Morris. His credits include work for the University of Minnesota, Morris, Pioneer Public Television, United States Department of Agriculture, Minnesota Extension Service, and Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Cihak is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Kathryn Gonier, Writer
Kathryn Gonier is a writer and English instructor at University of Minnesota, Morris. Gonier works with undergraduate students at the Academic Assistance Center at UMM and is head scriptwriter of ten episodes of Minnesota: Rivers and Fields. Kathryn is a graduate of University of Minnesota, Morris.
Polly Fry Ph.D, Writer
Polly Fry is a Graduate Research Associate for the Institute for Sustainable Resources in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Minnesota. She is head writer of three episodes of Minnesota: Rivers and Fields dealing with early Native American history and early European settlement of the Minnesota River basin. Fry received her Undergraduate and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.