Board of Directors

KJAC
1901 56th Avenue
Suite 200
Greeley, CO 80634-2950

970.378.2579 or 800.443.5862

KJAC (The Colorado Sound) is a community-licensed public radio station, sister station of KUNC, NPR news for Northern Colorado, operated by Community Radio for Northern Colorado, Inc., a 501 (c) 3, Colorado nonprofit organization.

The Colorado Sound Community Advisory Council (CAC) completes the obligation to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to advise the station’s governing body on whether the station’s programming and other significant policies are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of the communities served by the station, and to make recommendations the CAC deems appropriate to meet such needs. For information on joining the CAC, please contact the station’s Program Director, Margot.

KJAC (The Colorado Sound) launched on February 29, 2016.

Both the Board of Directors and the CAC welcome your comments and concerns. Your remarks can be addressed to either group at co*****@ku**.org or by calling 800 443 5862.

CRNC Board of Directors

All Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Under certain circumstances, the Board of Directors may hold a closed Executive Session. A record of why a closed session was held can be found in the Board of Director minutes which are available by contacting Tammy Terwelp at 970-350-0806.

CRNC’s Board of Directors is accepting applications for upcoming openings. To learn more about the responsibilities, please review the board member job description. You can also complete an application at this time. To learn more about service on the board, contact Tammy Terwelp at 970-350-0806.

CRNC Full Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

Meetings are open to the public at 9 a.m. scheduled at a location listed here. If no location is listed, they are conducted via Zoom.

Dates for the 2024 fiscal year:

  • January 20
  • March 23
  • June 23
  • September 21

For information on how to participate in meetings please contact CRNC President & CEO Tammy Terwelp at 970-350-0806.

CRNC Board of Directors 2024 Committee Meeting Schedules

Executive Committee Meetings:
First Thursday of the month at 10:30am: November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6 (rescheduled for June 13), July 11, August 1, September 5
Board Members: Gary Chappel (chair), Chris Otto, Jackie Stiff, Steven Summer , Vanessa Otero
Staff: Tammy Terwelp, Sean McKee

Community Engagement Committee Meetings:
Last Thursday of the month at 4:30pm: November 30, January 25, February 29, March 28, April 25, May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29,
Board Members: Vanessa Otero (chair), Gary Chappel, Russ Gamble, Maggie Guntren
Staff: Tammy Terwelp, Kyle Cunningham, Robert Leja

Finance Committee Meetings:
Second Thursday every other month at 2:00pm: November 9, January 11, March 9, May 9, July 11, and September 12
Board Members: Chris Otto (chair), Gary Chappel, Russ Gamble, Randy Morgan, Jackie Stiff, Teresa Valerio Parrot
Staff: Tammy Terwelp, Sean McKee

Governance Committee Meetings:
Second Monday every other month at 4:00pm: February 12, April 8, June 10, August 12
Board Members: Steven Summer (chair), Gary Chappel, Laura Gluhanich, Marc Smith, Jackie Stiff, Sarah Stokes Alexander
Staff: Tammy Terwelp


Community Advisory Council

The Community Advisory Council (CAC) for Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CRNC), which operates KUNC and The Colorado Sound, meets four times a year to ensure that the station is meeting the educational and cultural needs of the communities it serves. The CAC is composed of members who are representative of the diverse needs and interests of the community, including factors such as ethnicity, economic variation, gender, political preferences, age, and geography. If you’re interested in finding out how to serve on the council, email us at ca*@ku**.org.

Members:  Alicia Rochambeau, Carol Blanchard, Carolyn Wagner Snyder, Cynthia Ballinghoff, Ed Otte, Hope Cook, Jannine Mohr, Julie Alkema, Kathy Chandler-Henry, Lyn Manton Krueger, Paul Hach,  Phil Edwards, Shelly Arneson, Tracey Perry, and Will Arduino.

CRNC Community Advisory Council – 2024 Meeting Schedule

Meetings take place quarterly on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings take place via Zoom.

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 8, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please email us at ca*@ku**.org.


Current CRNC Board of Directors

Gary Chappel

Denver, Colorado

Gary Chappel is a proud fourth-generation Coloradan, with family roots from the 1850s in the Clear Creek valley.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Information Systems and has worked on the technology side of the cable television industry for over 20 years.  Gary is currently an Engineering Program Manager at Comcast in the Cloud Technologies group.  In the mid ’90s he hosted a radio show and served on the Board of KBUT radio in Crested Butte. 


Russell Gamble

Denver, Colorado

Russ Gamble is a fiduciary administration professional, attorney, and US Navy veteran. He shares a passion for independent music and NPR. Russ attended law school at the University of Denver and received his Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He currently lives in Denver with his wife and two amazing kids. In his off time, he can be found playing guitar, cooking, and following the latest news regarding the Denver Broncos.


Laura Gluhanich

Denver, Colorado

Laura moved to Colorado in the summer of 2018. Since then, she has focused her volunteer efforts on local organizations that support community members, including Project Angel Heart (providing meals to the homebound) and Denver Community Fridge (mutual aid in the neighborhood). Laura loves music: concerts, records, playlists. The Colorado Sound is her favorite station, and she and her husband have been members since the station first aired in February of 2016. She looks to deepen her contributions locally by combining her passion for strengthening community with her love of music. Laura brings her experience of community building and digital engagement to the board and The Colorado Sound as part of the team that helps the Colorado Sound to thrive for years to come.


Maggie Guntren

Denver, Colorado

Maggie Guntren is an educator and administrator with a specialty in linguistically and culturally diverse education practices. Maggie has experience in international education and professional learning in multiple country contexts as well as in academic supervision and evaluation, administration, and equitable educational practices. She has expertise in coordinating programs and staff, overseeing implementation and design or programs, instructional design and professional development, instructional coaching, and analyzing high-level data to make appropriate district and school-based programmatic and instructional decisions.

Maggie is a deep advocate for equitable neighborhood and community public schools.


Randy Morgan

Fort Collins, Colorado

Randy Morgan recently retired as a snow sports and patio furniture retailer for the past 50 years in Northern Colorado. He originally came to Colorado State University and has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Botany and Plant Pathology. He had been involved with many environmental nonprofits for decades. When not getting to spend time with his children and new granddaughter, Morgan is still an avid skier, fly fisherman, and cyclist.


Vanessa Otero

Westminster, Colorado

Vanessa is patent and trademark attorney at the firm of Neugeboren O’Dowd in Boulder. Originally from San Diego, California, she attended UCLA and received her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She spent a ten-year career in business-to-business, business-to-consumer, and pharmaceutical sales. She moved to Colorado in 2008 and received her J.D. from the University of Denver in 2013. She is a news media enthusiast and created the popular “Media Bias Chart” based upon a taxonomy and methodology for news quality ranking she developed. Vanessa enjoys snowboarding, traveling, fitness, and dogs.


Chris Otto

Fort Collins, Colorado

Chris is a managing partner in the Fort Collins Plante Moran office, where he helps lead manufacturing client teams for the Rocky Mountain region. He specializes in helping a wide range of family-owned and closely held businesses in the manufacturing and distribution, real estate, healthcare, publishing, and other industries reach their goals. He has experience spanning 30 years as an expert in fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and litigation support. Time with his wife and children is always precious, and he has been fortunate to have the opportunities to travel with his family.


Michael Rosenblatt

Boulder, Colorado

Michael is a technology executive with 20 years of experience leading innovation teams and consulting in big tech (Apple, Samsung, SunPower, Google/Nest) and in startups (Dropcam and Boulder-based minuteKEY). He is currently serving as Vice President of Technology at Electrify America, a Volkswagen Group subsidiary that operates one of the largest electric vehicle fast-charging networks across North America. Michael completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial Design and Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and earned his masters degree at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Media Laboratory, where he focused on innovation strategy. He is passionate about deploying technology to move humanity forward.

Michael has been a public radio supporter since 2005 and a KUNC listener-supporter for nearly 10 years. He is very interested in how broadcasters reach listeners via digital streaming on new platforms, and with new technologies such as spatial audio and video. Michael lives in Boulder with his wife and two children, and enjoys hiking and mountain biking in the local mountains.


Marc Smith

Fort Collins, Colorado

The Reverend Marc D. Smith, Ph.D. is priest-in-residence at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colorado. Following a 35-year career in health care academic and executive leadership, he was ordained priest in 2011, served two parishes in St. Louis, Missouri, and was the bishop’s deputy for violence prevention in the Diocese of Missouri. Smith has published more the 60 articles, books, and abstracts on health and medical care topics and is the recipient of $29 million in competitive research and educational grants. He also has consulted with the U.S. Senate, Republic of Latvia, corporations, and healthcare systems. Smith lives in Longmont, Colorado with his wife Debbie, an elder law and disability attorney.


Sarah Stokes Alexander

Frisco, Colorado

Sarah Stokes Alexander serves as Vice President of Programs for Keystone Policy Center. She started at Keystone in 1994, and her projects have focused on the environmental restoration, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water and transportation in Colorado, and corporate sustainability strategies in the food, agriculture, and consumer products supply chains. She graduated from Middlebury College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University. She lives in Silverthorne, Colorado with her husband Nick and her daughters Molly and Katie.


Steven Summer

Englewood, Colorado

Steven Summer was appointed President and CEO of the Healthcare Institute in January 2020 following his retirement from the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA). He served as President and CEO of CHA from 2006 through 2019. Prior to joining CHA, Steven spent 13 years with the West Virginia Hospital Association as President and CEO. From 1976 to 1993, he held senior leadership positions with the Maryland Hospital Association. Steven is the immediate past-chair of the Board of Directors of Kavod Senior Life—a senior living community in Cherry Creek. In November 2021, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the NPR Foundation. He is an active volunteer in the community and serves on two Arapahoe County Council appointed panels. He and his wife Loraine, who has a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology, live in Englewood. They have two sons, both of whom live in Denver: Ari (a software engineer) and Jason (a data scientist).


Teresa Valerio Parrot

Niwot, Colorado

Teresa Valerio Parrot serves as the founder and principal of TVP Communications. Focused exclusively on communications and leadership solutions in higher education, Valerio Parrot provides leadership, media, crisis, and marketing counsel to her clients. Previously, Valerio Parrot served as Senior Vice President for Widmeyer Communications’ higher education practice and Vice President of Media Relations and Crisis Communications for SimpsonScarborough, a higher education consulting firm. Valerio Parrot counts almost 10 years of experience with the University of Colorado System, including an officer-level appointment as Assistant Secretary of the University. Valerio Parrot earned bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado, and a doctorate from Southern Methodist University. She also serves on the boards for the SCFD and Public Relations Society of America. She resides in Longmont, Colorado, with her husband (Kevin), and their dogs (Periwinkle and Blue).