Creative Team

 
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Cheryl Silver

Editor

Cheryl Silver is a multimedia reporter, producer and editor, and a graduate of Northwestern University‚Äôs prestigious Medill School of Journalism. Working in newsrooms throughout the Midwest, she gained broad experience in Network News, Public Broadcasting, and documentary and video production. An award-winning journalist, she received a 2014 Regional Murrow Award for an investigative radio piece with Illinois Public Media and a 1998 Midwest Emmy Award for work on a public affairs documentary. Cheryl also has been active in the arts throughout her life. A recent transplant to New Jersey, Cheryl enjoys exploring the Garden State with her husband and three children.


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Susan Haig

Founder & Creative Director

Susan Haig is Founder & Creative Director of CivicStory.org and Conductor of the South Orange (NJ) Symphony Orchestra. Through 25 years as a cultural activist, she held conducting posts with the Windsor (Canada) and South Dakota symphony orchestras, Florida Orchestra (Tampa-St. Petersburg,) Calgary Philharmonic, and the New York City Opera. Born and raised in Summit, NJ, Haig graduated from Princeton University and received MM and DMA degrees in piano and conducting from Stony Brook University. She is a trustee of the National Music Museum, 2017-18 president of the Summit-New Providence Rotary, a founding member of Summit GreenFaith Circle, and a 2017 member of Lead New Jersey. 

 

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Joylin Babu

Web Content Manager

Joylin received her BS degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. She has worked as Operations manager for Nous US and web content manager for jazjaz.net.  A former team manager/recruiter at Tephra Inc., Joylin enjoys work "where creativity and people are involved." 

 

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Sonia Schnee

Video Production

Sonia Schnee was raised in Morris County, New Jersey.  She is an AVID Certified Professional Video Editor with a passion for showcasing the creative and cultural vibrancy of the Garden State.  Sonia graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. and High Honors in Film & Media Studies and was co-founder of the Dartmouth Organization of Filmmakers.  She has worked in various capacities, from pre- through post-production, on independent films, documentaries, music videos, and more. Her other interests include writing, directing, environmental science, and animal welfare.