The Crew

Meet the crew behind Ground Zero

Clyde Lewis

Clyde is a powerful voice in the field of paranormal news and commentary. With a diverse background in news, acting, writing and radio, he entertains and captivates audiences across multiple platforms. Lewis’ career in radio began in Utah in 1982 and he created Ground Zero in 1995 in Salt Lake City. Lewis has produced Ground […]

James Evan Pilato

The man behind the Media Monarchy kingdom joins the Ground Zero team! James Evan Pilato has been producing radio shows since 1995 when he first joined WSHC 89.7 back in his college town of Shepherdstown, West Virginia. When he moved to Portland in 2005, he began Media Monarchy which became something of an underground news […]

Brian Trotter

Brian Trotter is a graduate from the Art Institute of Portland where he studied Digital Film and Video. Brian hooked up with Ground Zero in 2012 where he helped shoot and edit video content for the show’s YouTube page. An avid paranormal canvasser, movie buff and sci-fi geek, Brian is thrilled to be working with […]

Wes Skotko

Wes Skotko A.K.A. Bigfoot, is a fan of Ground Zero that turned into a producer. He has a BFA in Digital Film and Video from the Art Institute of Portland. Wes is a tech geek who loves overcoming a good challenge as well as expanding his skills in media production. He is the individual responsible […]


Jake Báez

Jake Baez studied Applied Visual Arts and Graphic Design at Oregon State University and has been a part of Ground Zero since 2013. Jake administers the Ground Zero website and manages the packaging of the SoundCloud podcast content. Having been a conspiracy theorist/Chupacabra enthusiast from a young age, he is right at home on the […]