Nicole (Van Slyke) Kubisch is a Content Producer and Professor who specializes in Documentary Production and Storytelling. Her career and personal time is spent engaging with the community, supporting storytellers, and volunteering in many different ways.
After graduating from Academy in '03 and then from RPI in '07 Nicole joined Americorps during which time she worked in low performing highschools to encourage youth to be Change Agents in their community. She spent her time teaching budgeting, goal development, marketing and basic business skills to the young entrepreneurs. At the end of her service time she was appointed a Service Leader for the New England branch on-boarding new Americorps volunteers and working to establish new partnerships with schools. Nicole then headed back to school and received her MA in Teaching and Learning through Documentary film from Rhode Island School of Design graduating with a completed thesis and Documentary on the intersectionality of art and access to technology for highschoolers. After graduation she was granted the RISD Graduate Student Grant which allowed her to continue with her work and buy her first camera which paved the way for her future in the Documentary industry.
Currently, Nicole has worked as a Producer/Editor at WMHT-PBS since June 2015 where she specializes in creating community oriented content. Her productions have included topics ranging from the effects of the opioid epidemic, spotlighting standout educators, glorifying local legends such as William Kennedy and Lena Spencer of Cafe Lena and more. Since 2018 Nicole has been on the Board for the Rensselaer County Historical Society where she is finishing up serving her second term as Vice President. After work, Nicole has been spending her evenings teaching college students Documentary Editing and Media Arts at Skidmore College and Union College. In 2019 Nicole Van Slyke Kubisch received the Capital Districts 40 creatives under 40 and started a production company with her husband, Zeke, so that they can spend their "spare time" working on independent films. Today, Nicole and Zeke have some new documentaries in the works, a spunky dog named Dudley, and are building a home near their Hops Farm in Poestenkill, NY.
Idea Creation to Publishing
Digital Media Projects
Education and Outreach