Wander Media Company is the creative force behind a collection of visitor information television channels, including Wander Jacksonville, Wander Amelia Island, Wander St. Augustine, and Wander Golden Isles.

Featured in hotels and resorts throughout southeast Georgia and Northeast Florida, Wander entertains and informs millions of viewers every year with compelling, engaging video content. No loops, no piled-on advertising. 

Wander gives travelers access to the best places to eat, drink, shop, and play, all without leaving the comfort of their hotel room. 


Meet The Team

KATE STRICKLAND FOUNDER Kate has experience on every side of the ball, from public relations and advertising strategy to content marketing and creative direction. A former communications professor and media spokesperson, Kate’s passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, cheering on the Florida Gators, and exploring her beloved hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. 

KATE STRICKLAND
FOUNDER

Kate has experience on every side of the ball, from public relations and advertising strategy to content marketing and creative direction. A former communications professor and media spokesperson, Kate’s passions include spending time with her husband and two young children, cheering on the Florida Gators, and exploring her beloved hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. 

JORDAN RINGENBERG DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY Jordan is a software and systems guru who developed the proprietary technology that streams our stations into area hotels and resorts. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Findlay. Jordan loves his wife, his dog, and his large extended family.

JORDAN RINGENBERG
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Jordan is a software and systems guru who developed the proprietary technology that streams our stations into area hotels and resorts. He has a PhD in Computer Science and is a Professor of Computer Science at The University of Findlay. Jordan loves his wife, his dog, and his large extended family.

STEWART PLEMMONS DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION Stewart’s work in cinematography has taken him all over the globe, from the rainforests of Central America, to the deserts of Argentina, to the big surf swells of Hawaii. He loves building video productions from the ground up, and he’s as passionate about shooting as he is directing and editing. When Stewart isn’t behind the camera you can find him in the surf lineup at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

STEWART PLEMMONS
DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION

Stewart’s work in cinematography has taken him all over the globe, from the rainforests of Central America, to the deserts of Argentina, to the big surf swells of Hawaii. He loves building video productions from the ground up, and he’s as passionate about shooting as he is directing and editing. When Stewart isn’t behind the camera you can find him in the surf lineup at the Jacksonville Beach Pier.

 
MATT BASFORD ON-AIR CONTRIBUTOR A Jacksonville native and well-known radio personality, Matt entertains the masses on their daily ride home with his high energy and quick wit. He honed his craft in Top 40 markets like Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, where he was also an actor and comic. Matt looks forward to eating and drinking his way through his hometown for your viewing pleasure!

MATT BASFORD
ON-AIR CONTRIBUTOR

A Jacksonville native and well-known radio personality, Matt entertains the masses on their daily ride home with his high energy and quick wit. He honed his craft in Top 40 markets like Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, where he was also an actor and comic. Matt looks forward to eating and drinking his way through his hometown for your viewing pleasure!

AMY WEST ON-AIR CONTRIBUTOR Amy West’s travel and lifestyle contributions can be found on AmyWestTravel.com, 10Best, The Chat, and River City Live. Named one of TripAdvisor's “Top Luxury Bloggers to Follow," Amy’s refined viewpoints on style, taste, and travel have made her a highly sought-after expert on luxury experiences.  Amy resides in Jacksonville Beach along with her husband and two spirited daughters. 

AMY WEST
ON-AIR CONTRIBUTOR

Amy West’s travel and lifestyle contributions can be found on AmyWestTravel.com, 10Best, The Chat, and River City Live. Named one of TripAdvisor's “Top Luxury Bloggers to Follow," Amy’s refined viewpoints on style, taste, and travel have made her a highly sought-after expert on luxury experiences.  Amy resides in Jacksonville Beach along with her husband and two spirited daughters. 

HALEY ZART MARKET COORDINATOR Haley is affectionately known as “the glue.” A process-driven and detail-oriented work horse, Haley coordinates the day-to-day projects of each market, from production to technology to sales and marketing. Haley is studying Art History and Media Analysis at Arizona State University and is engaged to her longtime love, Bradley. 

HALEY ZART
MARKET COORDINATOR

Haley is affectionately known as “the glue.” A process-driven and detail-oriented work horse, Haley coordinates the day-to-day projects of each market, from production to technology to sales and marketing. Haley is studying Art History and Media Analysis at Arizona State University and is engaged to her longtime love, Bradley. 

 
SARAH GALEN MARKET DIRECTOR Sarah is a proud alumnus of the University of Florida and a passionate native of Jacksonville. She has 11+ years of experience within the hospitality industry, most recently as the Marketing Manager for Visit Jacksonville. Sarah is thrilled to combine her love of food and local craft beer with her gift for creating compelling content marketing strategies and campaigns. In her free time, look for Sarah cheering on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp or spending quality time with her husband and two dogs. 

SARAH GALEN
MARKET DIRECTOR

Sarah is a proud alumnus of the University of Florida and a passionate native of Jacksonville. She has 11+ years of experience within the hospitality industry, most recently as the Marketing Manager for Visit Jacksonville. Sarah is thrilled to combine her love of food and local craft beer with her gift for creating compelling content marketing strategies and campaigns. In her free time, look for Sarah cheering on the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp or spending quality time with her husband and two dogs.