Timothy Bold is majoring in mass communications at Forest Park with an emphasis on broadcast journalism. He has served as a reporter/photographer at The Scene for more than a year and won Missouri College Media Association awards for his news and sports stories and photos. He also is an avid pool player who qualified to compete in a world championship tournament in 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He hopes to work for a major media network, travel the world and continue competing at pool.
Victor Paletta attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish. He later taught English in San Juan, Argentina, drove for a flatbed trucking company and studied web design in Santa Monica, Calif. He now is working on his certificate of specialization in web development at Forest Park.
Brian Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Webster University, including a semester studying global journalism in the Netherlands. He has worked as a reporter, photographer, layout designer and videographer for student and professional publications. He plans to return to Europe to do graduate work in new-media production.
Teri Maddox is a faculty member in communications at Forest Park and a feature writer for the Belleville News-Democrat. She has been a newspaper reporter for more than 30 years. She also has worked as a publicist, researcher, legislative aide, government teacher and park ranger. She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science education and a master’s in public affairs.
Fred Ortlip joined the Forest Park communications department after a 42-year career with newspapers, including 36 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he took early retirement in 2015. At the Post, he did stints in news, sports and features, working as a copy editor, video editor, supervisor and occasional writer.