Staff & Board Members


Erik Davis

Executive Director
Erik Davis has been the Executive Director at TV Santa Barbara since 2017 and has overseen TVSB's expansion into the community. Erik has served as El Presidente of Old Spanish Days Fiesta and has an active record of service in the local non-profit sector. In 2023, Erik was selected as the King of Solstice and joined the Board of the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization in 2024. Davis has a long background in television and can be reached via email at

Ellie Lee Stayner

Production Manager & Producer
Ellie is the Production Manager at TV Santa Barbara. In 2017 she received her BA in Film Production at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has extensive experience with all stages of production and she has screened her work at film festivals across the country. Ellie can be reached via email at Direct line: (805) 233-7752

JP Montalvo

Production Lead
JP is a Producer/ Instructor at TV Santa Barbara. He is an experienced media specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the broadcast media industry. Skilled in Camera Operation, Film Production, Television, Adobe Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro. JP can be reached via email at Direct line: (805) 690-1287

Caleb Cavazos

Video Editor
Caleb is a skilled video editor with experience in Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve and After Effects. He holds a Bachelor's Degree from UC Santa Barbara in History and trained at SBCC's Film and Video Production program. Caleb can be reached at

Joshua Romero

Video Editor
Josh became a team member to TVSB in 2021, with a primary role of video editing. He has been working in video production since 2016 with his interest originating from YouTube product reviews. He is also working for the City of Santa Barbara for City TV where he shoots and edits videos along with televising public meetings. Josh can be reached at

Hollie Collins

Media & Member Coordinator
Hollie works with members and organizes TVSB's multi media content. She has worked in documentary production as well as film festival production and received her BA in Film and Media Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2022. Hollie began pursuing a career in video/television production in 2016 when she became the director of a weekly news Youtube channel for her former high school. She can be reached Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at Direct line: (805) 690-1285


The Office Dog
Joy is the beloved four-legged member of our office family, spreading endless cheer and wagging tails as our dedicated office dog. With boundless energy and an infectious enthusiasm, Joy never fails to lighten the mood during long workdays, providing much-needed stress relief and moments of furry companionship. Her presence is a reminder that amidst deadlines and meetings, a bit of canine joy can make any day at the office brighter.

Board of Directors

Meighann Helene, Board Chair
Tracy Beard, Vice Chair
Michael Mongold, Secretary
Tony Ruggieri
Regina Ruiz, Ph.D.
Justin Gunn
James Joyce III
Gary Dobbins
Rebecca Brand
Courtney Frazer
David Hefferman

Are you interested in joining the Board of Directors?  Please fill out our Board Member Application to be considered.