Here at Rewire, we’ve got a small, dedicated full-time staff and even more talented contributors across the U.S. We’re creating smart, fresh, original, thought-provoking content to inspire people like you to take actions that make their lives better.

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Our Team

Maribel Lopez, Acting Director

Maribel ventured to “the north” in 2010 upon accepting her first “real” job after college in TPT’s National Productions Department. Since then, she’s done all kinds of things at TPT, including working on some pretty interesting shows like “Slavery by Another Name” and “Constitution USA with Peter Sagal.” As Rewire’s Relations Manager, she spends her days spreading the word about Rewire and public television. A lifelong lover of PBS, Maribel fits right in with her geeky colleagues. When she’s not “working” she likes to dance around in shoes with nails on the bottom of them and enjoys stopping to pet all the dogs she meets while walking her own dog, Carlos.

Marissa Blahnik, Managing Editor

Marissa cut her teeth at Court TV’s documentary unit in New York City, earned her stripes developing cable programming with Powderhouse Productions in Boston and took a hop, skip, and a jump into public media with Twin Cities PBS in 2009. A Regional Emmy®-award winning producer, her previous work at TPT includes the national PBS series “SciGirls” regional arts series “MN Original.” Marissa is passionate about telling authentic stories that connect with audiences wherever they consume media.

Katie Moritz, Web Editor

Katie Moritz is Rewire’s web editor and a Pisces who enjoys thrift stores, rock concerts and pho. She covered politics for a newspaper in Juneau, Alaska, before driving down to balmy Minnesota to help produce long-standing public affairs show “Almanac” at Twin Cities PBS. Now she works on this here website. Reach her via email at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @katecmoritz and on Instagram @yepilikeit.

Dylan Thomson von Brendel, Social & Multimedia Specialist

Dylan is a plant-based diet pushing, small batch craft beer drinking, football (soccer for the American newbs) loving, motorcycle riding man on a mission to make the world a better place than he found it. He’s studied theater, video production, and film producing over the last 15 years and has worked in many different arenas along the way. He’s a sucker for Austin City Limits and would watch Antiques Roadshow every night if PBS would program it that way. As Rewire’s Social & Multimedia Specialist, he’ll be working on all things social while trying to find new and exciting mediums on which their great stories can be told. If you see Dylan around, shout “GO LOONS!” (Minnesota’s professional football club) and you’ll be instant friends. Connect with Dylan on Twitter @DManMegaMix.

Josef Lorenzo, Multimedia Producer

A fallen angel in the middle of a renaissance painting. When Josef was 10 years old he created a 20-year plan that concludes with him winning an Oscar at 30 years old. So far his journey has included earning his bachelor’s of science in film production, winning best film at the Toronto Student Film Festival, and joining Rewire as the multimedia producer. When Josef is not chasing his dreams of stardom, he enjoys eating poutine, playing 2k and collecting Criterion films.

Jill Arrigoni, Digital Product Manager

Jill brings more than 10 years of experience managing web and mobile app development along with experience in web analytics and user experience design. She is focused on the end users and the overall user experience for digital products at Twin Cities PBS. Jill has a B.S. in Business and a M.S. in Project Management and is a Certified Scrum Master. She is also the Digital Product Manager for Next Avenue at Twin Cities PBS.