SAPA TV (Springfield Area Public Access) is the community media center and training facility for the towns of Springfield, Weathersfield and Chester, Vermont. We also serve the neighboring community of Charlestown, New Hampshire.
Since being formed in 1998 by outgoing community members, SAPA TV has been providing its communities with access to video equipment, facilities and training. SAPA TV also covers the area’s local school and town government meetings in an effort to keep the community informed.
SAPA TV is truly “Television Made by You!” Local volunteers are the heartbeat of SAPA TV. Local producers create hundreds of hours of content for SAPA TV each year. We are thankful that they share their time and talents with the community, and we are proud to showcase their creations.
If you’re interested in making your own material with SAPA, click “Get Involved.” If you would like to learn more about SAPA TV, please feel free to contact us.
Board of Directors
The SAPA TV Board of Directors meets at 5pm on the second Thursday of every month at SAPA TV. Board meetings are open to the public! The list of current board members and minutes can be viewed here.
SAPA TV Staff
Aimee Parnell (she/her)
Aimee began making documentary films in 2003, as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Africa, to bring locally relevant stories to the community she served. She joins SAPA with two decades of experience in community outreach, media, and education, is a certified yoga instructor, and a credentialed elementary school teacher with a B.A. in psychology. Prior to working at SAPA, Aimee directed her own state licensed, nature-based preschool. In her spare time, Aimee enjoys camping, roller skating, snowboarding with her 7 year old, watercolor painting, and dancing in the local production of the Nutcracker (while also filming it!). Her favorite place to be is outside in nature with kids, because that’s where magic happens!
MK Harrelson (she/they)
MK started her career as a dance instructor at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Hampshire College. When she moved to Springfield she directed and choreographed the 62nd Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion – a massive undertaking that pushed her directly into the community. Since then, she’s coordinated the Springfield VT Steampunk Festival, mentored at Dragonfly Designs as a graphic designer, been the Digital Creatives Coordinator at the Black River Innovation Campus, and has most recently started a Film Festival in town. In her free time she is a filmmaker and video editor, and specializes in marketing design. She is excited to continue being involved in community events, and looks forward to teaching people how they can utilize SAPA for their own projects.
Kevin Paquet (he/him)
Kevin joined SAPA in May of 2015, after previously working at NEK-TV, the public access station in Newport, Vermont. Kevin schedules SAPA’s two channels and its bulletin board system.