About Us; Or, Meet the Crew
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, CO-CREATOR & HOST
Roberta is Librarian/Head of Adult Services and has worked at the Ridgewood Library since 2000. An avid enthusiast of the arts and humanities (but sadly lacking the ability to sing, act or direct!), Roberta began her career as an editor at the Paley Center for Media in NYC and has made it her mission to create platforms for artists and creators. Roberta created library’s annual Reel Voices Film Festival in 2003 providing a platform for award-winning documentaries and conversations with their creators & subjects; co-founded the On Book Play Reading Series and is now excited to have a opportunity to reach a broader audience through the podcast.
MUSICIAN, CO-CREATOR/CONSULTANT & GUEST HOST
Diane is a passionate lover of the arts. Both a trained actress and an avid songwriter-musician, she sings and writes locally. Diane had the distinct pleasure of co-founding the On Book play-reading series here at RPL, and is both co-artistic director and at turns, actor and director for the venture. She reads poetry daily and is thrilled to be part of the Bend in the Road podcast “joy-ride.” Her four daughters were her bend in the road. Diane is grateful for that as it has taught her to be more “bendy” in life. Onward …
AUDIO ENGINEER, PRODUCER, DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER, & EDITOR
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER, EDITOR, AND DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER
Melissa is a new addition to the Ridgewood Library Reference staff and recently graduated from The College of New Jersey. Melisa is also a former college radio DJ for TCNJ’s radio station WTSR and missed working with audio files and microphones. She admits that she misses working with the sounds of rock bands, but finds the riveting words of the podcast guests to be just as cool. She is very excited to be a part of this team!