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Lisa Rudman

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I'm transitioning out of Making Contact and looking for new adventures in radio/podcasting production, business and fundraising esp for social justice oriented groups. I have over 15 years of experience collaborating with people and projects!
Member since 2011


  • Oakland, CA

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Lisa is available for

project managing of productions, editing scripts, audio editing... Development and fundraising: from prospecting to stewarding of foundation and individual donors. Project development, marketing and team-leadership. Curation is a special talent of mine and i also love to repurpose other mediums for radio or podcasts.
  • Business
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Scripting
  • Voice
  • Writing
  • Other

About Lisa

I bring a unique blend of production experience, organizational leadership and fundraising development chops. I'm looking for a staff position but will consider project-based work as well. The Making Contact team has accomplished so much, and I initiated a slow and careful transition process from 2019 to 2021 to pass along the Executive Director hat. After recruiting and hiring a fabulous successor and onboarding, I'm now ready for the next exciting challenge, 
Here's More about me written by a web editor a few years ago:
"Lisa's roots in community media and public broadcasting go back to PCTV in the late 1980's where she created award-winning television documentaries on political prisoners, US military intervention, social justice and feminist issues. Throughout the 80's and 90's she worked as a producer and manager in public television (KQED and KCSM) and corporate video departments, while contributing programs to Deep Dish TV and Free Speech TV. She taught media production at Laney College and Bay Area Video Coalition, while partnering with community groups on educational videos and radio programs. Lisa has been with Making Contact in a variety of capacities including Women's Desk Director, Co-Director of Live Wire Independent News, production trainer, fundraiser, and she became Executive Director in 2003. Lisa also served on the coordinating committee of The Media Consortium comprised of 80 independent media groups across platforms. Lisa believes that "audience engagement" and "impact" are great old concepts being explored with fun new technology, and is enjoying working together to "take Making Contact to the next level."

Lisa's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Voice Coaching
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Show Development
  • Research
  • Reporting
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Audience Development
  • Interviewing
  • Grant Writing
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Budgeting
  • Voiceover


  • Adobe Audition
  • Tascam DR-100mkIII
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder
  • Minidisk Recorders
  • Other
  • Recording Studio
  • Reel to Reel Tape
  • sense of humor and humility