Meet the Staff
Oregon Field Guide
Host and Executive Producer, Oregon Field Guide
Steve Amen is the host and executive producer of OPB original television series Oregon Field Guide.
Steve has been with OPB for more than 30 years. Prior to coming to OPB, he spent seven years in commercial news as a producer, executive producer and news director. Since joining OPB, Amen has also headed up numerous documentary projects, the Oregon Lens series and HBO's "Teen Killers: A Second Chance."
He has received one national and 12 regional Emmys, as well as awards from CINE, The New York Film Festival and The American Film/Video Festival. In 2014 he was inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle, a society honoring media professionals who have made significant contributions to both the television industry and their communities.
Steve also taught documentary production at Portland State University.
Executive Producer, Oregon Experience
Nadine Jelsing is the executive producer of OPB original television series Oregon Experience.
Before she came to OPB, Nadine got her start in television at KING-TV in Seattle and has more than 20 years experience working at television stations and production companies across the country.
Nadine has also worked on a number of other OPB productions including the educational media series, Rediscovering Biology, before the launch of Oregon Experience in 2006.
She has received several awards for her work on the show including six regional Emmy Awards and a national Gracie Award.
A northwest native, Nadine is delighted to be a part of Oregon Experience telling stories and meeting wonderful people that have helped shape the state.
Sarah Jane Rothenfluch
Executive Editor, News
Sarah Jane Rothenfluch is the executive editor of news for Oregon Public Broadcasting and the executive producer of OPB's weekly arts radio show, State of Wonder.
Sarah was a part of OPB's daily talk show, Think Out Loud, including many years as executive producer, from when the show launched in 2008 until early 2015. She moved to Portland from San Diego where she worked for the NPR and PBS affiliate, KPBS. During her three years there, she worked as the station's special projects producer and as the senior producer of the daily show, These Days.
Originally from Canada, Sarah spent a number of years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a producer for numerous national shows, including This Morning, Sunday Morning and Richler on Radio. She also spent five years as a television field producer for TVOntario.
Oregon Art Beat
Executive Producer, Oregon Art Beat
Jessica Martin is the executive producer of OPB original television series Oregon Art Beat.
Jessica has produced numerous local and national productions during her time at OPB, including the long-running outdoor series Oregon Field Guide, The Collectors and Neat Stuff.
Jessica's documentary work includes two award-winning films on aging, as well as two award-winning historical documentaries, "Rose City Remembered" and "The Three Rabbis."