Board Of Directors

Daniel Glynn, Interim Board Chair

Photo of Daniel GlynnDaniel began his passion for music at an early age, dividing his time between studies and playing in a Boise-based alternative rock band. With no recording contract in one hand, but a law degree obtained from Gonzaga University School of Law in the other, Daniel entered the practice of law in 1995, first as a clerk to the Idaho Supreme Court and then in private practice. Daniel is an attorney at the Boise, Idaho, law firm of Jones Williams Fuhrman Gourley P.A, with a specialized practice in complex commercial litigation, construction, employment law and entertainment law. As a complement to his law practice, Daniel still maintains his passion for music through his volunteer work at Radio Boise, by testing the foundations of his home (and his neighbors’ patience) with his bass guitar, and by spinning records as the host of Riff Häven on Tuesday nights from 9 to 11 pm.

Meaghan Lopez, Vice Chair

Photo of Meaghan LopezMeaghan (they/them) is a queer Chicanx who enjoys a good IPA on a warm summer day and a barrel-aged stout to warm up with in the winter. They’ve been a resident of the Treasure Valley for 20 years and Boise for almost five years. Working in the service industry for the last 5+ years has been invaluable, and Meaghan currently enjoys bartending downtown. Graduating from Boise State in 2019, they earned their Bachelors of Science in Sociology with an emphasis on Ethnic Studies and a certificate in Elementary Spanish. They first became involved with community work and organizing through their internship and volunteering with Immigrant Justice Idaho, a local non-profit that provides free or low cost legal aid to immigrants throughout all of Idaho. Their education at Boise State helped start their passion for social justice, but taking an active role in community organizing work solidified their commitment to it. They’ve gained a deep respect for the critical role that media, and specifically music and community-led radio programs, play in our collective growth and prosperity.

Mark Shirrod, Secretary

Mark ShirrodBorn and raised on a farm in North Idaho’s Palouse country, Mark moved to Boise in 1976 to explore Idaho south of the Salmon River. After nearly 5 decades he is still in discovery mode, and Radio Boise and the Boise music scene are a major guiding force in that journey.Throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s you might have found him dancing the night away in places like Pengilly’s, The Bouquet, or Whisky River. Or bobbing along red-eyed to national acts at the fairgrounds (ugh!), The Big Easy, or The Pavilion. But it wasn’t until his wife Rebecca introduced him to Radio Boise that he began to recognize the connection between music and community. What was once merely a playful pastime has become a purposeful pursuit. He hopes to bring 40+ years of experience in business, sales and service to the Radio Boise Board and contribute to the station’s important role in the Treasure Valley. Specifically, he wants to help the station reach more listeners and be recognized as THE radio source for local independent music, public affairs and art. Besides music, Mark is interested in politics, cooking, golf, locally brewed beer, travel, and baseball.

Karen Callaway, Treasurer

Karen Callaway

Karen Callaway has been exploring Boise the last 22 years, enjoying the outdoors skiing, backpacking, and camping, as well as enjoying the growing wine scene. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Accountancy from Boise State in 2005, and started with a nonprofit organization. Her background in accounting will help to support the board as she applies her experience as Treasurer.  Karen is enthusiastic about serving on Radio Boise Board of Directors, as music has always been an important presence in her life. Growing up there was always something playing in the background, whether it was Nana’s Mariachi or West Coast R&B. You can find Karen at as many live comedy shows and concerts as possible, hopefully enjoying a good glass of wine.

Chelle Nystrom

Photo of Chelle NystromChelle earned her Bachelor of Science in Finance from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and started her professional career in a mergers and acquisitions firm doing corporate valuations. For the last 20 years, she has been providing consulting, systems implementations and accounting for small and medium sized businesses. Chelle enjoys sharing her business background with organizations that build and strengthen communities and feels lucky to have the opportunity to work with Radio Boise. Music fuels her life. When she is not working, you can find her on the trails or on a bike – training for her next adventure.

Dora Ramirez

Photo of Dora RamirezDora Ramirez is an Oregon native who loves a good cup of coffee. You can find her reading, writing, hiking, playing with her puppy Chex, listening to music and talking politics with friends and family. In the ’90s, she found herself at Oregon State University in the midst of the grunge and Riot Grrrl scene, leaving her with a deep connection to punk, grunge and indie music. She then moved around the country going to college and reading books, until she got her PhD in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She joined Boise State University’s faculty in 2006, and is currently the Director of Ethnic Studies in the Department of Sociology. She is an activist and has worked with PODER of Idaho on issues around immigration. She is mainly involved in researching socio-political issues surrounding Latinx and Indigenous populations in the Americas. Her book, Medical Fragmentation: Literary Modernism, Scientific Discourse, and the Mexican, Indigenous Body, 1870-1940s, published by Lexington Books, focuses on the relationship between science, medicine and the colonization of Latinx and Indigenous bodies. Her scholarly work also appears in Feminist Teacher, Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy, Chicana/Latina Studies, The Natural World in Latin American Literatures: Ecocritical Essays on Twentieth Century Writings, and other journals and collections.

Christian Winkle

Christian WinkleChristian was raised in Boise, Idaho to a musical family and found his passion and calling as a DJ, founding the shows Bangers and Mashups and Krush Korner starting in 2012. He attended Bishop Kelly High School, then studied business at the University of Montana. Christian then ditched the corporate world for a spiritual journey with Idaho State Liquor Division where he has worked for the last 15 years. He is a certified spirit specialist, certified crisis responder with the Idaho Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline, and a full-time husband. He founded the band GiggleBomb, delivering mashup dance parties in Boise, and has a dedication to brightening this community through music and service. Christian has worked at the station in radio production, community outreach, fund drives, training programmers, and as a general ambassador. He loves discovering and airing new Idaho hip-hop artists, traveling with his wife, and telling anyone who will listen how amazing and important Radio Boise is to our community and beyond!

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