Kristen Cheyney, Chair

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 she 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, Treasurer

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.

James Lineberger, Secretary

James has been a healthcare (physician group practices and hospitals) executive for over 30 years, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Anesthesia Associates of Boise. He is the Past President of the Idaho Medical Group Management Association and was a national board member for the American College of Medical Practice executives for 7 years. Locally, James supports the Boys and Girls Club and the Women’s and Children’s Alliance. He’s a graduate of the University of Central Florida (BSBA), Baylor University (MHA) and the University of Idaho (PhD), and currently teaches at Creighton University and Idaho State University. An accomplished steering wheel drummer, James has a lifelong passion for music, most notably the Pixies. He is a private pilot who loves outdoor Idaho (snowboarding, camping, wakesurfing, cycling, and triathlons). He has lived in Boise since 1995.

Dave Foster, Immediate Past Chair

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 and terrestrial broadcast launched. He joined the Board in 2015. He lives in northwest Boise with his wife, daughter, and a feisty rescue toy dog.

Alex Davis

Alex brings twenty years’ experience in message design, public media, cause marketing, consumer and B2B advertising, citizen and fan engagement and branded live events. She moved to Boise in 2000 with her husband, happy to have found a creative, welcoming and livable city. A published author and advocate for arts and history, Alex served on The Cabin literary center board for five years, and as president. An Athens, Georgia townie in the early 90s, she enjoyed humid bike rides to live shows that just might’ve changed music forever.

Daniel Felkins

Daniel loves community-based, listener-supported radio and helped to launch Radio Boise to the 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

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 the radio program Riff Häven on Tuesday nights from 9-11 PM.

Beth Markley, CFRE

Beth is a fundraising consultant and owner of Markley, LLC. She has more than 20 years experience with local nonprofit 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. With her mom, Pat Barclay, she produces Elemental Idaho, an environmental public policy program, which airs Wednesdays on KRBX. 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. His radio career has spanned on-air talent to board member and anything and everything in between. Musically wise, he tends to be somewhere between Bach and Bach – Johann to Sebastian – and everything in-between. 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 PM Sundays).

Francisco Salinas

Francisco has worked in higher education for more than twenty years and is currently the Director for Student Diversity and Inclusion at Boise State University. His work has included service to primarily under-represented ethnic minorities, but he also has direct experience working with international populations, people with disabilities and with resources related to gender equity. Francisco is a graduate of Nampa High School and the University of Washington and has a longstanding interest in growing and developing a sense of community consciousness and common purpose among diverse groups. Francisco is a happy life long consumer of music of all types and believes in people-powered radio’s potential to build new relationships.