Wendy leads the technology and infrastructure teams at Chicago Public Media, including Web and Mobile development, Facilities, IT, Traffic and Engineering.
Wendy started her public media career at Minnesota Public Radio in 1994 as a part-time telemarketing cold calling Minnesotans who attended the State Fair and asking them to support public radio.
Wendy has a BA in Theater from St. Olaf College. In 2008 Wendy was named a “Woman to Watch” by Crain’s Chicago Business and in 2009 she received a Power Up award from Street Level Youth Media. When she was 20, Wendy founded Children’s Castle Theater in Farmington, MN, a community children’s theater casting local youth in original adaptations of classic fairytales.