The People Behind the Page: Sam Kersebet

The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, meet video editor and videographer Sam Kersebet.

Sam grew up in Sister Bay and is finally playing his first season of broomball this winter. When he’s not trying out other winter sports, he’s shooting and editing video for Peninsula Filmworks. Read more about Sam in an extended Q&A below.

Celeste Benzschawel (CB): Where did you grow up?

Sam Kersebet (SK): I grew up in Sister Bay, and my family still lives in the same house that I was raised in.

CB: Where did you go to school and for what?

SK: I went to a few different universities and pursued different interests, but I graduated with a degree in digital media from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

CB: What brought you to the Pulse, and what is your role here? 

SK: I was brought back to Door County because I was looking for an internship during the summer of 2018. I was able to find work doing videography with Peninsula Filmworks, which is a sister company of the Pulse. In the spring of 2019, after graduating, I was hired full time as an editor/videographer, and that’s what I’m doing today!

CB: What’s your favorite part about working here?

SK: My favorite part about working here is the diversity of projects we get to work on. We have many different clients, and being able to work on new concepts keeps things fresh.

CB: What’s the last thing you were really excited about?

SK: Lately I have been excited about winter sports. Even though the weather has been mild, I have been able to get out and do some Nordic skiing as well as playing broomball for my first season, which is a lot of fun.