Meet the Staff
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."
Producer, Oregon Field Guide and Oregon Art Beat
Jule Gilfillan is an Emmy-winning producer for OPB's documentary shows, Oregon Art Beat and Oregon Field Guide.
Prior to joining OPB in 2010, Jule spent several years working in Los Angeles as an independent director, producer and writer, making television programs for NBC, MSNBC, HBO, Sundance, MTV, Planet Green, Discovery and others. She also wrote and directed several China-based films that showed at film festivals in New York, Telluride and Venice.
After earning her degree in Asian Studies from California State University and living in China for six years, Jule received her masters of fine arts in cinema and television production from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
An Oregon native and an enthusiastic music lover, hiker and camper, Jule loves to explore the state's arts, culture and outdoors.
Producer, Oregon Art Beat
Eric Slade is an award-winning producer for Oregon Art Beat at Oregon Public Broadcasting
Prior to joining OPB, Eric worked as an independent producer for various OPB programs, including History Detectives, Art Beat and Essential Lens. He also has 15 years experience as a filmmaker in San Francisco. He produced two feature-length documentaries that won a combined eight Best Documentary awards, and a Golden Gate Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Eric earned a bachelor of science from Emerson College in Boston.
Eric was born and raised in Portland.
Researcher/Writer, Arts & Culture
Steven Tonthat is a researcher and writer for arts and culture at Oregon Public Broadcasting, where he helps produce OPB’s flagship arts programs “Oregon Art Beat,” “Oregon Experience” and “State of Wonder.”
Before moving to Oregon, he was an online producer at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Hawaii’s biggest daily newspaper. He covered breaking news, worked as a videographer and managed the Honolulu Star-Advertiser’s social media platforms.
He was also an associate producer at KITV Island News.
Steven graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009 with a bachelors degree in English and Broadcast Journalism and again in 2012 with a masters degree in Composition and Rhetoric.
He hopes to sample many of Oregon’s most popular breweries and attend as many Blazers games as he can.