About Us

Glynn Washington - Host & Executive Producer 

Before creating Snap Judgment, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper.

Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails. 

Mark Ristich - Executive Producer 

Mark Ristich founded Snap Judgment with Glynn. Mark records, writes, edits and produces for Snap Judgment and has no other interests. 


Anna Sussman - Managing Editor

Anna Sussman has been trying to report serious stories but really reporting on frivolity for the past nine years. She earned two masters degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, in Journalism and Human Rights, and founded Backpackjournalist.org with her husband, reporting stories on U.S military debacles, international war tribunals and man-eating crocodiles from 21 countries. 

Anna comes to Snap Judgment from the wilds of the freelance jungle where she reported for CNN, Current TV, PRI and the San Francisco Chronicle. She also plays the banjo and can be spotted in a Thai sports drink commercial.

Pat Mesiti-Miller - Music Editor / Producer

Pat Mesiti-Miller produces that signature Snap Judgment sound. He is a phonetic fanatic, sonic sensationalist, and vinyl visionary.

As a freelance Sound Engineer and artist, Pat has produced audio content for commercials, films, music records, and engineered a live comedy show for multiple seasons. Bringing the boom bap to snap, Pat produces and engineers with a beat. He heads his own hip hop production studio where he writes, records, and mixes original music. He makes beats, makes jokes, and makes a mean eggplant parmesan.

Renzo Gorrio - Producer

Growing up in the suburbs of Miami, Renzo Gorrio had nothing to do but make music and rollerblade. His passion for creating music grew along with his home studio.

After graduating from SAE Miami, recording bands in basements, garages and living rooms and scoring short films and cartoons filled the time between touring with his own band. After living in Portland, OR for 2 years, he moved to the Bay Area to further his involvement in music and media art.

Nancy Lopez - Producer

López started in radio in 2006 when she joined Soul Rebel Radio, a collective of novice storytellers wanting to give voice to everyday people in Los Angeles. She then went on to journalism school at UC Berkeley. Since then she’s worked as a producer for Radio Ambulante and Making Contact. Her work has appeared on PRI’s The World, KALW in San Francisco, Radio Bilingue, New America Media and the East Bay Express. When she’s not in the daily grind, she likes to unplug and knit.

Shaina Shealy - Producer

Shaina is an award-winning journalist and radio producer. Her reporting focuses on women's health & safety, and has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women's Media Foundation and more. Her work has been featured in national outlets including Public Radio International, National Public Radio and The Lily. It has taken her to a thorn forest in India, an ice cream shop in Gaza, Zumba classes in Jerusalem, mushroom houses in the Rwandan hills, a home for retired actresses in Myanmar & several strawberry farms in the Palestinian Territories.

Jazmin Aguilera - Producer, Operations Manager

Jazmin comes to Snap Judgment after emerging fully formed from the forehead of Zeus. She excels at strategy video games and Monopoly. Jazmin is a top contributor to a the comic book podcast and blog, Comic Book City Podcast, and is the leading authority on Archie Comics.  At any give time, Jazmin can be found with at least 5 different library cards. Jazmin studied Global Studies with an emphasis in economics and diplomacy from UCSB. She won 2nd place in the state science fair at 15, which remains her biggest personal achievement.

Eliza Smith - Producer

Eliza studied folklore and mythology at UC Berkeley. After graduating, she became fluent in German, wandered the wilds of the social sector, and ran out of reasons to leave the Bay Area. One day, she decided to quit her day job and make radio. So she interned with the Kitchen Sisters for a bit, and then landed at Snap. Now she works with fiction writers all over the world to adapt their stories into radio plays. Sometimes, she'll produce a nonfiction Snap story, too. When she's not in the office, she's camping.

Leon Morimoto - Audio Engineer

Leon has a Bachelor of Science in Audio Engineering. He composes rhythms from non-musical sounds and applies them to bass heavy beats. Currently, he is preoccupied with pre-1940’s Jazz, tattoos, charcuterie, redwood forests and pondering the cosmos.

Adizah Eghan - Producer

Adizah Eghan is an award-winning radio producer and San Jose native. Prior to joining Snap Judgment, she covered race, culture, and equity as a reporter and online producer at KQED. Her work has aired on Reveal, PRI’s The World, The California Report and KQED News. Before getting her start in radio in 2014, she lived in Kolkata, India where she taught English as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Adizah has a bachelor’s in political science from Boston College.  When she’s not working, you can probably find her keepin it trill on a yoga mat somewhere.


Liz Mak - Producer

Liz Mak is a writer, photo/videographer and radio producer. She reported for San Francisco's KALW for three years, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York TimesNPR and Studio 360. Liz graduated from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Rhetoric. 

Apart from the US, Liz has lived in Beijing, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen, Thailand. She left college her sophomore year to live and work abroad, where her first gig was teaching refugee women self-defense. At one time, she thought she'd become a lawyer. 


Teo Ducot - Graphic Artist

Teo Ducot is an Oakland based media maker and activist. They grew up in San Diego eating burritos and creating movies with friends. Teo originally learned photoshop in high school to make silly pictures and somehow it turned into a job. Prior to Snap, Teo worked as a bicycle mechanic/educator and as a documentary filmmaker. 
Teo graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Film & Digital Media with a focus in documentary. When they’re not making graphics and videos for Snap, Teo can be found getting down on the dance floor, tearing it up on the bike polo courts, or camping out in the woods.