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MEDIA OPERATIONS

Geoff Fontes | Director of Media Operations

Geoff is an award-winning (RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow) and Gemini-nominated videographer with 25 years of broadcast television experience on multiple levels, including community programming, commercial and corporate production, sports, local and national news.

Geoff began his broadcasting career right here in the West Kootenay in the early 90s, covering local events, including 'live' coverage of Smokies games. Shooting and producing hockey for broadcast has always been a passion of Geoff's, and he's thrilled to be back in the Kootenays, working with such an amazing organization as the Trail Smoke Eaters.

In addition to broadcast operations, Geoff is also responsible for the Smoke Eaters' online presence, including web, social media and visual marketing.

Email: g.fontes [at] trailsmokeeaters.com

Trevor Miller | Broadcast Announcer

Miller, 24, spent the last two seasons working with the West Kelowna Warriors, broadcasting the team’s 58 regular season games as well as the playoffs while also handling the team’s social media accounts. Prior to his time in West Kelowna, Miller spent three seasons with the Penticton Vees as the team’s colour commentator as well as providing content for the team’s social media while also being the play-by-play broadcaster for the Okanagan Rockets in the BC Major Midget League.

Chris Kuchar | P.A. Announcer

This all started in a high school guidance counsellors office when Chris was asked, “What do you want to do with your life?”  He said he didn’t know. His Mom was in that meeting too and said, “Well, he does this thing where he pretends he’s a radio DJ and prank calls people”. Chris's voice can be heard booming through the historic Cominco Arena, from announcing goals to getting fans on their feet to Make Some NOIIIIIISE!!!

BROADCAST CREW

DAVID LABUTE | Assistant Director, Instant Replay, Graphics

VICTOR SPATARI | Camera

JAKE GACH | Sound

HELEN BOBBITT | Sound

JOHN PICCOLO | Instant Replay, Camera, Sound

JOSH DERKSEN | Camera

CALEB FRIESEN | Camera

BRIAN MALITO | Camera

IAIN BLAYNEY | Camera

JACKSON FANCE | Camera, Sound

CLAIRE SCHAU | Camera

JORDAN FONTES | Lighting, Camera, Instant Replay

*Want to join the Broadcast Crew? Email: g.fontes [at] trailsmokeeaters.com