General Manager – Kate Ingram
Chief Engineer – Bill Putney
Founding Program Director – Larry Stein
Local News Producer – Jim Burke
News Director – Steve Evans
Promotions Director- Genevieve Barlow
Relocation Logistics Coordinator – Karen Anderson
Underwriting Coordinator – Brenda Davis
Underwriting Representative – Marshall Gooch
Calendars Lead – Casey Dolan
Community Relations Lead – Chris Bricker
Emergency Team Lead – Nora Petrich
Log Building Lead – Karen Anderson
News Pioneer – Charlie Bermant
Our KPTZ MVP – Jerry “Mr Music” Osborne
Production Lead – Taylor Clark
Public Service Announcements – Randy Lyon
Remote Broadcast / Automation Lead – Mike Carroll
Spinitron Lead – Dave Long
Station Bookkeeper – Kim Jacoban
System Admin / IT – Rick Thomas
Technical / Web Admin – Matt Woodward
Web Editor / Production / Editor – Pat Rodgers
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Board of Directors
Robert Ambrose (President)
Robert Ambrose moved to Port Townsend in 2014, after 23 years living in rural Alaska and working in various non-profit capacities. One criterion he used to decide where to immigrate was a small town with a community radio station. Robert has been a community radio enthusiast for three decades, introduced to its vibrancy via KPFA while living in the Bay Area. He moved to Talkeetna AK in 1993, just as KTNA signed on the air, and quickly became involved as a novice DJ. It was a golden opportunity to share his passion for music from the African diaspora and his rapidly growing collection garnered via his role as African music columnist for The Beat Magazine. Eventually, following years of volunteer activities as music director and board member for KTNA, Robert became general manager, and thus became intimately familiar with both the challenges facing small community stations, as well as the profound benefits provided to their communities. After integrating into KPTZ’s schedule with Rhythm Connection, Robert thought his experience in community radio might be an asset for its Board, and apparently the Board agreed. He joined the Board in April 2015 and served as Board President 2016-2021. He remains on the Board as Vice-President effective January 2022.
Monica MickHager (Vice-President)
In 1984, Monica choose Port Townsend as her new home to raise her young family. She has been a part of our PT community as a business owner of a landscaping company (Budding Earth Gardening), has raised 4 kids and has been an active volunteer in our schools, in causes she cares about, and on city community boards. She was Operations Manager for the PTFF for 12 years, she is currently on the Port Townsend City Council. She started volunteering for KPTZ by helping to build our current radio station studio in 2011 and has participated in helping to coordinate our bi-annual fund drives. Monica is looking forward to continuing to build KPTZ. A top priority in her life is spending as much time as possible hiking this amazing peninsula on which we all live. Monica joined the Board in January of 2018.
Jacqueline Mention (Secretary)
Originally from Los Angeles, Jacqueline Mention moved to Port Townsend in 2010. Since moving here she has immersed herself in the community through her work as a freelance writer for The Leader and in her years working in operations at Centrum in Fort Worden. Jacqueline began her relationship with KPTZ in 2010 when she aided in the planning of the station’s launch party. From there she continued volunteering with the organization by helping with its graphic design, event planning, and even briefly hosting an interview show called “Meet my Friend”. She served an earlier two-year term, after which she moved to Baja California where she owned and operated an espresso shop. Now back in the Northwest, Jacqueline is thrilled to be returning to the Board in July of 2018 and involving herself again with quality, independent, community radio.
Victor Dirksen (Treasurer)
Vic Dirksen has lived in Port Townsend since August 1977. He served as CEO/Administrator of what is now known as Jefferson Healthcare from August 1977 to October 2010 when he retired from that position. During his years here he has served on a number of Boards/Committees both locally and outside our community. His family includes his wife, Jeanne, three children (Andria, Dekker, Erica) who grew up and went to school here and 5 grandsons. He sees KPTZ as a true community asset, and the people affiliated with KPTZ as extremely talented and committed to the success of KPTZ. While he brings no prior radio experience with him he hopes to learn and use existing skills to contribute to the continued success of KPTZ. Vic joined the Board and became Treasurer in December of 2019.
Nat is a long-time KPTZ listener and DJ. His show, The Death of Comedy, has been alternately offending and entertaining the greater Port Townsend area since it first hit the airwaves in 2016. Nat spends his days defending indigent community members accused of crimes, and his evenings with his lovely wife, Ariel and their terrier Sonia. He enjoys Disc Golf, tabletop RPGs, and karaoke. He feels fortunate to live in the same community as the rest of his family. Nat joined the Board in June of 2019.
Ethan Raup is currently Chief Operating Officer for KEXP in Seattle, where he has worked since 2014. During that time, he has been involved in guiding the station’s growth and cultural evolution, working to invest more in staff and active involvement in KEXP’s staff driven Racial and Gender Equity initiatives. Prior to KEXP, Ethan served as Director of Policy and Operations for Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Ethan and his wife, Tess, are transitioning to become more active and permanent members of the Port Townsend community with Tess working since May of 2021 for Northwind Art. Ethan joined the Board in January of 2022.
Ray Serebrin was named the Director of the Jefferson County Library in June of 2002. He served in that position for 11 years, retiring in 2013. Before coming to Jefferson County, he worked for 23 years at the Seattle Public Library. Ray has won numerous awards based on his extensive knowledge of how to apply for awards. He also has worked at a flour mill, a Woolworth’s, managed rock and roll bands, and monitored and regulated a band of unruly semi-rogue chickens (two of whom he had to kill). Ray Serebrin began volunteering at Seattle’s first community radio station, KRAB-FM, in 1969. He was an on-air host and a one-term member of KRAB’s board of trustees over a 13-year time span. In 1992 he was awarded “The Lorenzo” golden plastic microphone trophy in honor of his contributions to the KRAB/Jack Straw Foundation as a Producer/Announcer. His name was misspelled on the award. He joined KPTZ in 2012. Ray’s program, The Midlife Crisis Dance Party, is a mixture of music, vaguely annoying comments, and hallucinatory features. In his spare time (when he ever gets any), he enjoys reading, writing, working in his garden and listening to music. He joined the Board in July of 2019.
Editor / Production: Pat Rodgers
Graphic Design: Nate Malmgren
Admin: Matt Woodward
Port Townsend photography donated by Jason Squire Photography
DJ host photography donated by Barney Burke, BurkeDigitalPix.com