Board Of Directors

Rachel Abrahamson, Chair

Photo of Rachel AbrahamsonRachel is a Korean American musicophile firecracker night owl with a proclivity for Gen X nostalgia and deep sentimentality for all things geek related. This is why she chose Geek Goddess for her DJ name for her Sunday late-night mixed-music program, Soundtrack Serenade. With a background in music going back to the ’70s and a foundation as a classical pianist and vocalist, Rachel has been performing music on and off since early childhood. Her music library varies to include everything from Indie, Punk, Alternative, Grunge, Hip-Hop, Classical and guilty-pleasure Pop. Not new to media, Rachel worked as a writer for Boise Weekly from 1996-99, and again in 2001-08. Currently she is a small business owner in Boise. She also is the main wrangler at Foodtrucks at Hillside, a weekly not-for-profit rotating food truck pop-up in the Northend’s Hillside Studios parking lot, and the director of a not-for-profit pop-up art show at the Studios called 2nd Sundays on Hillside that features local artists and crafters, food trucks and craft brewers. She is a firm believer that supporting local artists and businesses is integral for promoting UNITY in our community. To relax, Rachel enjoys being an empty-nester with her husband, Steve, and their fur babies, and loves visiting with their four grown-up kids and granddaughter. She also obsessively binge watches TV and movies, and goes to live concerts every chance she gets.

Matt Hicks, Vice Chair

Photo of Matt HicksMatt has a passion for independent and non-mainstream music dating back to his days in the mosh pit during the mid to late 1980’s New York-area punk rock music scene. Since moving to Boise 25 years ago, he’s been an active supporter of our vibrant and growing local music community. In addition to his work for Radio Boise, he serves on the board of B-AMP (Boise All-Ages Movement Project) and has provided legal support to Treefort Music Fest. Matt is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School and a die-hard Fighting Irish football fan. He works as an in-house attorney at a Boise-based company.

Meaghan Lopez, Secretary

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.

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.

Daniel Glynn, Immediate Past 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.

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.

Kendall Schreiner

Photo of Kendal SchreinerKendall has been in the nonprofit sector since 2013 and enthusiastically joined the Radio Boise Board of Directors in 2021. She enjoys being involved in her community, connecting with music, growing a garden and exploring new places with her husband and two kids. Kendall is passionate about protecting the environment, helping homeless animals and delving into visual, literature and performing arts. Her background is deeply rooted in a love for music; sharing old records with her dad, watching Amadeus and Wayne’s World on repeat with her brothers, spending hours recording music on tapes and always jumping to the opportunity to karaoke. If Kendall only had three things to take with her on a deserted island it would be a radio, her Shazam app and a pillow. “Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” — George Eliot

Daniel Felkins

Photo of Daniel FelkinsDaniel loves community-based, listener-supported radio and helped to launch Radio Boise onto its FM frequency in 2011. A Boise High School alum, Daniel has actively worked to enhance the Treasure Valley community as a volunteer, business leader with Hewlett-Packard and the founder of Spending On Purpose – a personal finance consulting firm. Daniel has hosted or produced several Radio Boise programs (including Veggie StirFry, Chew On This and the News Experience) and is currently helping start the Radio Boise work week with a music program called The Daybreak Syndicate Monday mornings from 6 to 8 am.