The Creative Team

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Brent Winzek
Writer, director

Born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brent first created Space Cadets 13 years ago with the help of friends Joe Connelly and Dale McCarthy, originating the role of Captain Stubing (now Stanik). Before relocating to New York City, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Production and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. When asked if he’ll ever stop telling stories about the Space Cadets, Brent tries to look as perplexed as possible, as if to say, ‘Why on Earth would I ever do that?’


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Chris "Sledge" Shendge
Sound Designer


Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sledge has been involved with the production of Space Cadets from its conception. He studied Theatre Production, Radio Audio Production, and Television at Ithaca College. Since graduating, Sledge has worked in the Audio Division of PRG, and his production credits include King Kong the Musical (Production Coordinator), How to Train Your Dragon Live (Production Coordinator), & Becky Needs to Get Laid (Original Sound Designer).


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Monica K Schmidt 

Raised by two graphic designers, Adobe Creative Suites has been Monica’s coloring book since age nine. Professionally, she earned her Women’s Apparel degree from The Fashion Institute of Technology, going on to work for such brands as DKNY, Brooks Brothers, and Ralph Lauren. In her personal life, Monica has paired her new-found love of science fiction with her ever-present enthusiasm for digital illustration to bring the characters of Space Cadets to life!


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Jordan Stine

writer, designer

Jordan is a Brooklyn-based designer, creative thinker, and avid day dreamer. He is very excited to get the art and words rolling on Space Cadets Radio. His work can be found on the internet somewhere. 


Our Amazingly-TALENTED Cast


Matthew Whitfield



Mark Banik

Captain Walter Stanik


Andre Sguerra

Captain Alaborap Smith


Nate Fessler



Paul Guyet

Vestonn, Murray, Hinny, Mmbah & Reporter 1


Lily Dorment

Eldadip, Computer Voice & Reporter 2







This project would not be possible without the contributions of so many, and it would not exist without the imaginations of the original cast of Space Cadets and the community of North Huntingdon and Irwin, Pennsylvania. We extend a humble ‘Thank You’ to those who have contributed time, support, and resources over the past decade.
— Brent Winzek, Writer, Director