Meet the Staff
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.
Producer, Oregon Experience
Kami Horton is a writer and producer for OPB's historical documentary series “Oregon Experience.”
Previously, she worked on OPB and PBS productions including Caprial & John’s Kitchen, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the New Heroes, and Pink Martini: Discover the World. Kami began her broadcasting career as a journalist in Southern Oregon.
She also shot and produced videos in Russia and Belgium.
Her work has been recognized with several Telly awards, NW Regional Emmys, Western Writers of America awards, Society of Professional Journalists awards, and a CINE Golden Eagle, among others.
She has a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from Southern Oregon University and a master’s degree in Nonfiction Writing from Portland State University.
She is a seventh generation Oregonian and passionate about history.
Lisa Suinn Kallem
Editor, Oregon Field Guide, Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Experience
Lisa Suinn Kallem is a editor at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
She has been in the business of storytelling for more than 20 years. She started at KREM 2 News in Spokane, Washington, and moved to Portland to work as an audio technician. She self-trained her way into her position at OPB.
Lisa has edited numerous national and regional award winning programs including "PBS' Frontline," "News Hour," "History Detectives," and OPB's documentary shows "Oregon Field Guide," "Oregon Art Beat" and "Oregon Experience."
She is a graduate of Eastern Washington University with a degree in communications and television. She considers it her job to create the producer's true vision of the story. Story wrangling is her passion.
Bruce Barrow came to OPB as a senior editor in 1994 after 15 years as a freelance editor in Portland and Los Angeles. He has worked for "Oregon Experience" from its inception, editing two of its Emmy award winners - Sam Hill and The Beach Bill. In addition to his work on "Oregon Experience", Bruce has worked on several other local productions, and was editor of the duPont-Columbia Award winning "The Silent Invasion." His national credits include Producer on the PBS series' "Time Team" and "History Detectives" and Editor on many other PBS programs, including "Nerds 2.0 – a Brief History of the Internet," "Electric Money" and "Yalta: Peace, Power and Betrayal."
He has won five regional Emmys.