Cast and Crew
Meet the team who makes Downlow.d.
Writer, Producer, Host
Joe Scott fell into podcasting and digital storytelling purely by accident. Taking a summer job at an arts and sciences camp for teenagers, Scott parlayed their experience as a news director for a college radio station into a summer gig as a podcasting instructor.
Since then, Scott has produced hundreds of podcast episodes and audio narratives. “Downlow.d” is their first narrative podcast documentary series devoted to capturing the lost or complicated oral histories of the early internet.
Eddie Garcia is a journalist, musician, and audio engineer based out of Winston-Salem, NC. His award-winning reporting can be heard on NPR affiliate 88.5 WFDD where he is currently Managing Editor. His guitar-based music project is called 1970s Film Stock, which has been described as "cinematic," "textural," and "a complex little symphony of kaleidoscopic wonder." He has been commissioned to compose and play music for theatre, podcast, and film, including a performance of an original alternate score for the Coen brothers film "No Country for Old Men" at the RiverRun International Film Festival.
Janessa is a Freelance Digital Content Producer specializing in Videography and Visual Media. After studying for her B.S. in Architectural Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, she found herself in more creative spaces and this heavily influenced her career path. She started out within a creative group and soon ventured off on her own for the freelance life. She has produced short-form content for 102 Jamz, McDonalds, Mohawk Home and more. She was featured in the Women's Issue of 1808 magazine for her efforts as a local FGC tournament organizer in the North Carolina Triad Area. She spends her off time, cooking and eating great food, watching film, and playing or streaming videogames.
Kristina Bell is an Assistant Professor of Game Design at High Point University, where she teaches classes in game design, audio production, women and gender studies, and multimedia storytelling. She is an intersectional feminist researcher who studies games and player communities. She has a B.F.A. in Film Editing at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, a M.A. in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and a Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media at North Carolina State University. When she is not working or consuming media, she likes going to museums with her son, drinking coffee with her husband, playing D&D with her friends, and taking walks with her dog.
Production Assistant & Intern
Ries Allyn is a Communication Fellow and Broadcast Journalism Major with a Minor in Media Production Entrepreneurship at High Point University, where she is actively pursuing a career in the news media industry. Ries is an Anchor and assistant director of All Access, High Point University’s news program. In addition to studying, Ries has a love for photography, writing, and both editing/listening to podcasts.