Board Of Directors

The Cheshire TV Board of Directors meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:30pm in Heburton Hall, in the Keene Library Annex (where Cheshire TV is located).

Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings.

Thomas Cook, Board Chair

Born in Indianapolis, Tom Cook attended Purdue University as an undergrad majoring in English and Film Criticism. It was here he became a die-hard Cubs fan, to everyone’s great chagrin. After marrying his high school sweetheart, Kelly, in 1985, Tom moved to the Wrigleyville area of Chicago working for a gaming subsidiary of DC Comics for six years prior to moving to Los Angeles to attend the University of Southern California’s graduate film school, majoring in production and cinematography. A certified Steadicam® operator, during his tenure in Hollywood, Tom taught at USC and worked for Panavision, Fox-TV, CBS-TV, and produced corporate videos for many companies, including Bank of America and the FBI. Tom moved to Keene in 1994 to teach film production at Keene State College, where he is presently a tenured Full Professor. A Cinemaniac weekly for radio station WKBK and on Cheshire TV, Tom has two sons, Benjamin and Walter, and enjoys reading, watching movies and TV, scuba diving, drinking Jolt cola, and recreating with his family. Annoy him with e-mails at

Joe Bendzinski

Former City Counselor – 12 years. Retired federal employee – Social Security Admin, Retired Colonel Air Force, Retired Manager United Artists Theaters.  Current member Keene Airport Advidory Commission. Education:  MA Accounting, Psychology & History Masters – National Defense University USAF.

Jeremy VanDerKern

Jeremy VanDerKern is the Keene School District appointed Board Member to Cheshire TV. He teaches Media Arts for the Cheshire Career Center at Keene High School and is an adjunct professor through Lakes Region Community College’s Running Start program. Jeremy has a B.A. in English Education from Flagler College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. He has taught English, Journalism, and Media Arts at KHS. He also teaches virtual journalism classes through VLACS and works with local agencies such as MoCo and MONiff to provide educational opportunities for his students. Before teaching, he worked for MTV as a cam-op and provided A/V services to Flagler College. Jeremy’s students have won National Gold Medals in TV Video Production (2013) and Digital Filmmaking (2014) through SkillsUSA. His students were medalists in the White House Student Film Festival (2013), the National Banker’s Association “Lights, Camera, Save” video contest (2013), and the World of 7 Billion film contest (2013). He partners his students with WMUR, MONiff, the NH Film & Television Office, and Cheshire TV.  When not involved in productions, Jeremy enjoys a quiet life with his wife (whom he has loved since the 4th grade) on their farm. Jeremy relaxes by reading, drawing, and watching cartoons.

Ed Bryans

Ed owns and operates an appliance repair business serving the community for 19 years . Ed has utilized the services Cheshire Television provides to the community by producing and filming primarily political interest events.

Ken Arnold

College Grad.; 25 year citizen of Keene; flat screen TV owner, constantly tuned to either Channel 8 or 10; 74 years old but still alert and, a proud, honored member of the CTV Board of Directors.

Darryl W. Perry

Darryl W. Perry has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty.
Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts several podcasts, and is a nationally syndicated radio host.
Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.

Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman has served on the board of directors of Cheshire TV as far back as 2006.  He supports CTV’s mission of providing an outlet to the public for free speech and has acted as a producer and guest of multiple local shows over the years.  He also is a talk radio show host and blogger.

Dr. Chad Nye

Dr. Chad Nye is the Keene State College appointee to the CTV Board of Directors. He teaches broadcast journalism courses at the college and is the executive producer of KSC-TV News, which appears on CTV. Dr. Nye holds a Ph.D. in mass communication, and he has worked as a news reporter, anchor and producer at network affiliated radio and television stations. He is the current Vice Chair of the CTV Board Of Directors.

Tom Maguire

Currently thinking about writing a screenplay, watching Star Trek and listening to Rush.

Steven RA Johnson

I moved to Keene in 2015 from Phoenix, AZ, to pursue the liberty-oriented lifestyle that is the virtue of New Hamphshire. I use Bitcoin on Main Street, and dabble in other emergent, blockchain technologies — especially if they might pertain to the future of digital publishing, and/or offer novel forms of remittances to artists and content creators. That said, in my leisure time, I translate Classical Tibetan literature, and write original poetry, of which I have self-published several print editions, including Take it in Hand, Buddha-child: 37 Practices of the Victorious Line. I have an MFA in Writing and Poetics from The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, where I trained in the contemplative, meditative, and artistic practices associated with body, speech, and mind.

Ken Colby

Ken Colby is the Town of Swanzey Appointee to the Cheshire TV Board.

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