Meet the Staff

The Alabama Public Health Training Network has 9 technical and support in-house staff to professionally manage all aspects of video production, distance learning and video conferencing.

Ryan Easterling
Acting Director

Engineering and Special Projects Branch

Dan Metzger
Broadcast Engineer

Video Communications and Distance Learning Branch

Ashley Tiedt
Public Information Specialist

Anna Marie Mobley
Webcast Specialist

Nick Moss
Audio Visual Specialist

Danny Williams
Audio Visual Specialist

Darren Gilley
Audio Visual Specialist

Program Support Branch

Sandra Blakely
Office Manager

Video Conference and Webcast Support

Ron Davis
IT Systems Specialist

 

 

Ryan Easterling

Acting Director
(334) 206-3878
ryan.easterling@adph.state.al.us

Ryan joined the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in July 2014. He is a native of the River Region, and graduated from Huntingdon College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Media Studies. Prior to joining the ADPH team, Ryan spent eight years at Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters located at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, where he was a Multimedia Production Specialist and later became a Protocol Officer. Before that, he interned and later worked in the production and news departments at WAKA – CBS 8 News. As Acting Director, Ryan manages both the daily operation and long-term planning specific to distance learning technologies and the department’s initiatives.

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Engineering and Special Projects Branch

Dan Metzger

Broadcast Engineer
(334) 206-3981
dan.metzger@adph.state.al.us

Dan joined the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in March 2016. He has over 30 years experience working in the commercial and public television industry. His primary responsibility is overseeing all the technical aspects of our broadcast facilities. This includes assisting in the purchase, installation, operation, and repair of our television studio and satellite operations equipment. Dan plays an important part in the emerging telemedicine initiative at ADPH, as he builds the telemedicine carts that are used at clinics in county health departments throughout the state. He also works with the production team, when needed, in the operation of various equipment used in live and recorded programming.

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Video Communications and Distance Learning Branch

Ashley Tiedt

Broadcast Producer
(334) 206-2080
ashley.tiedt@adph.state.al.us

Ashley is the newest addition to the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division, joining in June 2017. She was born and raised in Montgomery, and graduated from the University of Alabama. Prior to joining the ADPH team Ashley was a news producer and executive producer in Knoxville, TN, Cincinnati, OH and Albany, GA. She also served as the Director of Communications for Serve Alabama, promoting their emergency preparedness campaigns and assisting with their AmeriCorps programs. In her role as Broadcast Producer, she is responsible for researching, writing and producing distance learning programs, among other duties.

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Anna Marie Mobley

Webcast Specialist
(334) 206-5630
annamarie.mobley@adph.state.al.us

Anna joined ADPH's Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in November 2010. She currently lives in Prattville, Alabama with her two dogs, and is a proud graduate of Auburn Montgomery. She holds a Bachelor of Arts-Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing. As a Webcast Specialist, she is responsible for the maintenance of the Training Network's website. She spends most of her time designing and creating flyers and graphics for upcoming programs or other special projects, but also takes part in the production of live satellite conferences, video conferences, and webcasts.

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Nick Moss

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5629
nick.moss@adph.state.al.us

Nick has been with the Alabama Department of Public Health since 1995. He is responsible for producing and directing satellite conferences and studio tapings for the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division. He is originally from Defuniak Springs, Florida, and graduated from Troy State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism. He lives in Montgomery with his wife, Susan, and their son, Sam.

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Danny Williams

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5639
danny.williams@adph.state.al.us

Danny is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and currently lives in Montgomery. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmigham and joined the Alabama Department of Public Health in 1995. Danny was in the Air Force from 1969-1973. He was stationed in England and toured all of Europe. He provides satellite uplink technical support for the Alabama Public Health Training Network.

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Darren Gilley

Audio Visual Specialist
(334) 206-5633
darren.gilley@adph.state.al.us

Darren joined the Video Communications and Distance Learning Division in 2016. Prior to this position, he worked as an Audio Visual Specialist at the Alabama Department of Education. Before that, he worked as a Photojournalist at WSFA-TV in Montgomery and a Production Assistant/News Photographer at WDHN-TV in Dothan. Darren is responsible for shooting and editing video projects, directing satellite conferences, running audio for programs and operating the satellite uplink truck. He is a 1997 graduate of Slocomb High School in Slocomb, and attended Wallace Community College in Dothan.

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Program Support Branch

Sandra Blakely

Office Manager
(334) 206-5635
sandra.blakely@adph.state.al.us

Sandra joined ADPH in January 1990. She has worked with the ALPHTN for more than15 years. Sandra manages all of the program support activities, including satellite conferences and video conferences. She lives outside of Montgomery with her husband, three children, one dog, and one cat.


Video Conference and Webcast Support

Ron Davis

Webcast Specialist
(334) 206-2078
ron.davis@adph.state.al.us

Ron began working at the Alabama Department of Public Health in June 2010. He is a native of Montgomery and a graduate of Auburn Montgomery. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, but has been in the Information Technology field since 1998. As an IT Systems Specialist for the ALPHTN, he is responsible for maintaining the Training Network's computers, along with serving as a specialist for video conferencing and live webcasts.

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Page last updated: June 11, 2018