Student Equipment Services Staff
Gina Brinker, Manager, Student Equipment Services
Gina Brinker has staffed the media equipment cages at the Metropolitan and Western campuses for more than 17 years, working her way up from a work-study student to the Collegewide manager of Student Equipment Services.
Brinker earned two associate degrees from Tri-C before moving on to Full Sail University, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in digital cinematography. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in instructional design.
She encourages Tri-C students to embrace education — with all its challenges — and to push through into their futures.
Jesika Orahoske, Media Arts Technician
Jesika Orahoske grew up in Garfield Heights.
In her senior year, she wrote that she wanted to be a professional photographer. Shortly after graduating, she discovered she had a talent. Typing 95 wpm, she decided at that time to pursue a career in medical transcription. Orahoske did not seriously consider photography as a career until realizing that a “normal” 9-5 job wasn’t her gig.
Out of impulse, she quit her job and purchased a camera that same day. She decided to take courses at Tri-C as a networking opportunity.
Before graduating from Tri-C, she threw herself to the sharks in the commercial world, competing for assisting jobs. Her first gig was with the Kalman & Pabst Photo Group. Upon graduation, she became a regular assistant with BurkleHagen Studio.
Outside of the commercial world, she enjoys working in multiple facets of photography and has grown quite the network.
She continues to work at Tri-C to give back to the community. In the near future, Orahoske will open up opportunities for Tri-C students to assist her.
Adam Racinskas, Media Arts Technician
Adam Racinskas has been interested in audio recording and photography since childhood. He took TV production classes at Cleveland State University.
Racinskas worked at Fox 8 for a short time, has freelanced and has worked at Tri-C for over 20 years. He also has a creative flair for building supporting items for the cage.
Devin Whitehouse, Media Arts Technician
Devin Whitehouse received her BFA in theatre from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a concentration in stage management. She has always been fascinated with how things work behind the scenes. While lighting and production are her main focus, she has dabbled in many different areas of filmmaking. Being able to help students bring their projects to life is her favorite part of working in the Student Equipment Cage.
Jennifer Condrut, Media Arts Technician
Jennifer Condrut has been with Tri-C since August 2022. She started as a student pursuing a video editing certification in Fall 2022. Switching from her initial desire to study structural engineering, she started to work for Student Equipment Services to learn all she could about film equipment while supporting and getting to know other film students. She has worked for Student Equipment Services since October 2022 and has learned a great deal about camera, lighting, sound and photo equipment. In the past year, Condrut has also helped create motion graphics for Student Equipment Services.