Board of Directors - The Colorado Sound

Board of Directors

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

970.378.2579 or 800.443.5862

KJAC 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 non-profit organization.

The Colorado Sound Community Advisory Council 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 CAB deems appropriate to meet such needs. For information on joining the CAC, please contact Program Director, Margot.

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

Both the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council welcome your comments and concerns. Your remarks can be addressed to either group at 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

CRNC Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
Meetings scheduled at CRNC offices, 1901 56th Avenue, Suite 200, Greeley, Colorado.

  • January 8, 2022
  • March 19, 2022
  • June 18, 2022
  • September 10, 2022

CRNC Board of Directors Committee Meeting Schedule

CRNC Executive Committee

  • Virtual meetings held the first Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

CRNC Finance Committee

  • Virtual meetings held at 2:30 pm on the  fourth Wednesday of December, February, May & August

CRNC Governance Committee

  • Virtual meetings held at 4 pm on the  first Monday of November, February, May & August

Community Advisory Panels

KUNC and KJAC Community Advisory Panel

  • Meeting: TBD
  • Members: Claudia Arbaugh, Will Arduino, Paul Hach, Curt Lyons, Jamie Mohr, Frannie Halpern, Mary Tesch Scobey, John Thomas, Shelly Arneson, Dawn Paepke & Carolyn Wagner Snyder

Current CRNC Board of Directors

Barbara Dunn

Fort Collins, Colorado

Barbara Dunn’s career was primarily as an executive in Human Resources, Accounting and Information Technology in the consumer products industry. Her position before she retired in 2009 was Vice President of Global HR Operations at Colgate-Palmolive Company based in New York City. Barbara and her late husband and two sons lived on the east coast for 25 years and got the opportunity to travel globally as part of her job and for fun. When she retired, she returned to Fort Collins where she reconnected to her favorite radio station (CRNC) and many longtime friends. Barbara spends as much time as possible with her family, friends and grandson.

Bill Kurtz

Greeley, Colorado

Bill Kurtz has 30 years of experience as a professional in banking and investment management. He is currently vice president – wealth management at UBS Financial Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Colorado. Bill has a long history of community involvement including board positions with United Way of Weld County, Boy Scouts of America, Longs Peak Council, The Success Foundation Serving Greeley-Evans Schools, University of Northern Colorado Monfort College of Business Dean’s Leadership Council, UNC Arts Board and CRNC. He currently serves as chair of the CRNC Finance Committee. A native of Greeley, Bill is married with four grown children. His hobbies include running, hiking, golf and learning.

Chris Otto

Fort Collins, Colorado

Chris Otto is a managing partner in the Fort Collins Plante Moran office. He has experience spanning 30 years as an expert in fraud prevention, forensic accounting, and litigation support. He is a member of the Forensic CPA Society, Certified Fraud Examiners, AICPA, and The Colorado Society of CPAs. Chris was selected as a “40 under 40” in Fort Collins by BizWest and received a Volunteer of the Year award from the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce in 2016.

Gary Chappel

Denver, Colorado

Gary Chappel is a proud fourth-generation Coloradan, with family roots from the 1850’s 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 90’s he hosted a radio show and served on the Board of KBUT radio in Crested Butte. 

Jackie Stiff

Centennial, Colorado

Jackie Stiff is a physician executive with multifaceted healthcare industry experience in policymaking, consulting, strategic planning, and governance. Appointed by the governor, Dr. Stiff serves on the Colorado Commission on Aging, a state advisory body for all matters affected by the increasing older population in the state. In addition to volunteering with many nonprofits throughout her career, she has co-chaired the Colorado Governor’s Rural Health Grant Council designed to enhance rural health infrastructure.

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.

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.

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 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 to 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 serves as chairman of the Board of Directors of Kavod Senior Life—a senior living community in Cherry Creek. 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 technology consultant).

Teresa Valerio Parrot

Niwot, Colorado

Teresa Valerio Parrot serves as founder and principal of TVP Communications. Focused exclusively on communications and leadership solutions in higher education, Valerio Parrot provides media, crisis, marketing and administration 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. She resides outside of Boulder, Colorado, with her husband (Kevin), daughter (Savannah), Labrador (Periwinkle) and cat (Cat).

Tracey Perry

Windsor, Colorado

Pastor Tracey Perry has been in ministry for nine years. She is an Ordained Minister and has served in churches on the East Coast and in Colorado. She has a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Publications Design, and a Master of Divinity (M.Div). Prior to being a Pastor, she was a Web Developer, Web Editor, Web Designer and Project Manager on government contracts. She is a Keynote Speaker at Women’s Retreats, Founder and Facilitator of a Women’s Bible Study, and a Guest Speaker in churches.

She has sat on panels for racial justice, worked with the police department, in collaboration with other Pastors, to assist and bring about healing and faith‐based guidance, for interaction with minorities and communities, in Maryland. Pastor Tracey has created and leads the interactive speaking series “Let’s Talk About It ‐ Bold Conversations on Race and Social Justice”, which is held in churches and in non‐church settings, and on Zoom in Colorado and other parts of the country. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and dogs. She loves reading books from all genres, watching movies and documentaries, and laughing every chance she gets.

Vanessa Otero

Westminster, Colorado

Vanessa is patent and trademark attorney at the firm of Neugeboren O’Dowd in Boulder. Originally from San Diego, CA, 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.