Meet the Team

Josh Burdick Headshot

Josh Burdick

Founder, Executive Producer

Josh founded Veritas Media Productions in 2015 and, with his team of creatives, launched the Bellingham Tonight Show in late 2019. He loves telling stories about people doing cool things in the community, doing projects with his wife and two kids, and finding a great deal on Craigslist.

Kevin Coleman - Community Outreach and Sponsorship Director

Kevin Coleman

Director of Community Engagement

Kevin is passionate about finding opportunities to bring people together, which made him a great fit to co-host the Bellingham Tonight Show when it launched. When he’s not building community, you can find him in his “Zen Den,” making beautiful artwork.

Headshot of Brian Gavin - Production Lead Veritas Media

Brian Gavin

Production Lead

Storytelling through a visual medium is Brian’s passion. Documentary films, corporate video, product advertising and commercial work, he loves finding a compelling way to tell stories through video.

Headshot of Luke Holtgeerts - Director of Live Events Veritas Media and Bellingham Tonight

Luke Holtgeerts

Director of Live Events

Luke is a big proponent of building community through games, and a bigger proponent of critical literacy in media. The Bellingham Tonight Show grew out of an idea he had for years of creating space for community conversations.

Emily Butz Asterbury

Emily Butz Austerberry

Creative Director

Emily loves storytelling, and getting to know new people and businesses through the production process. She’s responsible for editing most of the videos you see on our site.

Kristina Michele

Co-host

Kristina moved to Bellingham with the grand vision to become Bellingham’s own Oprah, or “Boprah” as the kids call her. She does a great job facilitating community conversations, not only on the Bellingham Tonight Show, but also on her two radio shows: Thursdays with Kristina Michele on KZAX-Lp 94.9 FM or her podcast Mission Accomplished? on KPNW-DB. She is also a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Bain of Bellingham and loves working with first-time buyers and low-income families.

Tyler Anderson

Sports Correspondent

Tyler may be one of the biggest sports nerds you’ll ever meet, and he’s particularly passionate about local sports. You can find him at WhatcomPreps.com, a blog he runs himself by donation, reporting on young athletes doing great things. We’re lucky to have him as the expert for the sports section of the Bellingham Tonight Show.

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