Board Of Directors

Rachel Abrahamson, Chair

Rachel is a Korean American musicophile firecracker with a self admitted proclivity for Gen X nostalgia and sentimentality for all things geek related, earning her the title from fellow board member Jason Prettyboy, “Nerd-Goddess”. With a background in music going back to the 1970s and a foundation as a classical pianist and vocalist, Rachel has been performing music on and off since early childhood. Her music library varies widely to include everything from Punk Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Rap, Classic Country and guilty pleasure Pop music that she won’t always admit to (but you might find Britney Spears on her playlists, shhhh). Professionally Rachel worked as a writer for Boise Weekly from 1996-99, and again in 2001-08, and has had a wide range of careers including being a substitute teacher, a florist, various positions working on political campaigns and for the Office of Attorney General in Communications and Intergovernmental Law. Currently Rachel is a small business owner in Boise, with a boutique and nail salon called Love Nails. She also is the director of a monthly not for profit pop-up art show called 2nd Sundays on Hillside that features all local artists & crafters, food trucks and craft brewers. Rachel is a firm believer that supporting local art is vital and integral for promoting UNITY in our community. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys being an empty nester with her husband and fur babies, loves visiting with her grown up kids, being a craft beer snob & foodie, obsessively binge watching TV and going to see movies and live shows every chance she can get.

Cole Calvin

Bio coming soon

Kristen Cheyney

Kristen is an Idaho native with deep roots in the Boise community. Her great-grandfather, grandfather and uncle were all journalists and that instilled a deep appreciation for honest, unbiased news and reporting in her from an early age. Additionally, Kristen loves all types of music and actively supports live music and local musicians any way she can. Her favorite quote is from Alice Walker: “Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.”

Chelle Nystrom

Chelle 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.

Dave Foster, Treasurer

Dave Foster has volunteered at Radio Boise since 2003 when founder Jeff Abrams asked him to help with communications plans. Dave’s life focus is to give people the power to improve the world around them through democratized media. He was one of the first programmers when Radio Boise’s live stream (in 2003) and terrestrial (in 2011) broadcasts launched. He joined the Board in 2015. He was born and raised in Florida which if you turn upside down, kind of looks like Idaho. Dave and his spouse can’t decide if they are mountain or ocean people and regularly spend time paddling and pedaling in both environments.

Austin Foudy

Bio coming soon

Daniel Felkins

Daniel 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 – 8 AM.

Daniel Glynn, Immediate Past Chair

Daniel 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 presently an attorney at the Boise, Idaho law firm of Greener, Burke, Shoemaker, Oberrecht P.A., with a specialized practice in complex commercial litigation, construction, employment law and entertainment law. As a compliment 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 – 11 PM.

Jessica Harned

Jessica Harned has been fortunate to begin her career in Boise, Idaho. She first became a member of the Boise Philharmonic in 2016, and since, has performed with ensembles including Boise Baroque, Opera Idaho, McCall Summer Symphony, Ballet Idaho, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and along with Mariachi Sol de Acapulco, won the Governors Award for Musical Excellence in 2018.
To Jessica, education is of the upmost importance. In 2020, Jessica received her Masters degree from Boise State, after having won the Boise Philharmonic Graduate Quartet Fellowship. This experience emboldened her to speak up about the life and experiences of the BIPOC community within classical music. In 2019, she won an Alexa Rose Foundation grant, which offered her support to further her reach in this area. While enjoying her time fostering conversation about representation in classical music, on the radio, in the classroom, and within her own work, Jessica also delights in cultivating a space for growth and empowerment in her established violin/piano studio.
Outside of her performance life, Jessica enjoys being creative, and experiencing music in diverse musical spaces. She regularly collaborates with composers, creates music videos, and has recorded and performed with various bands and jazz ensembles. One of her favorite experiences was collaborating with the local band Regular Sounds, and bringing life to the music of the Electric Light Orchestra.
Understanding that her career is multi-faceted, and being very proud of that, Jessica believes that this diverse path has helped her become the musician and person she is today, and she is looking forward to seeing what the future holds. In the meantime, you’ll find Jessica traveling, cooking, reading Afro-futurist SiFi, and enjoying great conversation.

Matt Hicks, Vice Chair

Bio coming soon

Meaghan Lopez, Secretary

Bio coming soon

Beth Markley, CFRE

Beth is a fundraising consultant and owner of Markley, LLC. She has more than 20 years experience with local non-profit organizations and is a Certified Fundraising Executive. She has served on several nonprofit boards including Rotary Club of Boise, Boise Contemporary Theater, Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Idaho Women’s Charitable Foundation. Beth produces and host Vital Idaho, an examination of many of the issues – scientific, economic, cultural, etc. – that make Idaho what it is by way of discussion with a wide array of guests, which airs on Thursdays at 3 PM. She is a third generation Idahoan who lives in Boise with her husband and two sons.

Jason Prettyboy

Jason is a 3rd generation Idahoan.  He grew up in the Declo area (though when you say Declo, everyone who isn’t from Southern Idaho looks at you strange, so think east of Twin Falls). He started his love for radio young by listening with his grandpa and dad while they rode tractors on the family farm. He soon was on the air and never looked back. Jason’s radio career has spanned on-air talent to board member and anything and everything in between. Music-wise, he tends to be somewhere between Bach and Bach – Johann to Sebastian – and everything in the middle. In fact, there is only one musical genre that Jason really dislikes, which due to an unfortunate accident of fate while in North Dakota, is Polka. He still gets chills when he hears Lawrence Welk… shudder. Jason is a graduate of Boise State University (Go Ducks!) but please don’t hold it against him. You can find him either at work, with his children, planning how to spoil his grandson, or hosting Inner Workings on Radio Boise (6 – 8 AM on Fridays).

Dora Ramirez

Bio coming soon

Kendall Schreiner

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