Staff

We have three full-time staff members and four part-time staff member to help you create programs for WestfordCAT.

Sarah Fletcher
Executive Director

Sarah Fletcher is a life-long resident of Westford currently raising her son in the home built by her parents on the family’s farmland. She has made a career of working in the non-profit sector and over the last two decades she has worked in the community at the Roudenbush Community Center (2001- 2005), the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce (2005-2015) and Westford Community Access Television, Inc. (2015-present).

Public and member relations, community development, marketing and advertising, and event management have been her forte. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and an associate of science degree in merchandising from Middlesex Community College.

Sarah is an active Rotarian in the Westford club and past-president of the Westford Business Association.

Email: sfletcher@westfordcat.org

Steve Edwards
Technical Coordinator

A Westford resident, an alumni of the Westford Academy Marching Band, and an Eagle Scout, Steve Edwards is more or less a Westford townie these days, despite having only just blown in with the tumbleweeds during the late 1990s boom. His love of the WA Broadcast Club and teacher Brandon Eang's multimedia class led to a degree in television production from Hofstra University, but the realities of life for a liberal arts graduate in the years after the 2008 crash returned him to Westford. During that time, Steve found an ad for a job at WestfordCAT, where he is currently the resident technomancer.

Steve grew up glued to either the television or the computer screen, and so a role in video production of some sort always seemed inevitable. His position in public access television naturally follows the trajectory of his life; his five summers on staff at the Wah-Tut-Ca Scout Reservation in Northwood, New Hampshire, taught him patience and understanding as a mentor, preparing him to work with volunteers in the studio and edit room, and the practice of civic engagement he developed as both a Boy Scout and an Air Force brat shines through in his commitment to recording selectmen's meetings. Best of all, he gets to justify the inordinate amount of time he spends watching YouTube, Netflix, and HBO by calling it "research."

Email: sedwards@westfordcat.org

Scott Shurtleff
Multimedia Journalist

Scott Shurtleff is a former staff writer at The Sun newspaper in Lowell and prolific freelancer for several area publications. His work can be seen in Merrimack Valley Magazine, Fitchburg Sentinel and Enterprise, WGBH online, AP, and various military publications. Before arriving to northern Massachusetts, the New Hampshire native, served as an imbedded journalist with the United States military, covering troop activities around the globe including campaigns in Grenada, West Indies; Sinai, Egypt; and Honduras.

He is an honorably discharged veteran of US Army Airborne, VFW and advocate for veterans. The father of two grown children, Scott is also a master carpenter and avid pool player. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and also holds a Master’s degree from Northeastern University School of Journalism, as well as a certificate in broadcasting and DINFOS-certified journalist and photographer.

E-mail: sshurtleff@westfordcat.org

Patty Stocker
Production Coordinator and Editor

Long time, local, multimedia talent, Patty Stocker, has been the production coordinator and editor at WestfordCAT since 2015 but started at the Community Access Station as a volunteer hosting her award winning talk show “30 Minutes” as well as editing many of the in-house productions.

Patty is an Emerson College graduate with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She has been an on-air talent at many popular rock radio stations including WAAF in Boston, WHEB in Portsmouth, NH, WPXC in Hyannis, and WZCR in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.

She has been a copyrighter and voice-over talent in radio for many years, as well. Patty produced a syndicated radio program for more than 20 radio stations around New England while working for the New England Times Radio Network.

She worked for CBS-Television in Boston as a sales and marketing coordinator for over five years before moving into the field of videography and editing for Pxyis Productions in Westford. Pxyis produced commercial advertising, political debate coverage, corporate productions, webisodes, documentaries, PSAs, infomercials and more for both local and national companies and televisions stations. Currently she enjoys her multi-faceted position at WestfordCAT which allows her to cover events and happenings in her local community through videography, production and editing. Patty hosts and emcees live events in her spare time and is an avid gym rat and music fanatic.

Email: pstocker@westfordcat.org

Nick Woodbury
Production Technician

When Nick Woodbury is not firing at treasonous rebel soldiers on the Reenacted Battlefields of the 18th Century, you can find him scheduling the daily programming line-ups for each of our three channels. You can also find him out in the field operating one of our many cameras shooting an interview with the town manager, the School Department’s superintendent, or videorecording field assignments for the WestfordCAT News Show.

Nick is a 2012 graduate of Westford Academy and a 2016 graduate of Northern Essex Community College with an associate's degree in the study of art, photography and multimedia.

Email: nwoodbury@westfordcat.org