Board of Directors
JOHN JESSUP – PRESIDENT
Semi-retired from a fifty-plus year career as a performer in community, public, and commercial radio and television, and since 1981 as a freelance voice actor and narrator in commercial, corporate, nationally syndicated comedy, and audiobook production, John Jessup is honored to have been elected to the Presidency of the Board of Directors of KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins, and to share our goal of creating better community media for the Choice City and all of Northern Colorado.
RILEY PHIPPS – VICE PRESIDENT
As Music Programs Project Manager at Bohemian Foundation and 20 year Fort Collins resident, Riley brings a passion for community and music and relishes the way in which the two directly foster one another. Riley has a high regard for all aspects of health and life and thoroughly appreciates the role music and community play in our overall well-being. Of course, the thing he will always cherish the most is his family that includes his wife, Melinda, two little girls, Ruby Emmalene and Clara Esme, and their dog, Georgia.
NATHAN BUSH – TREASURER
As a Fort Collins native, Nathan attended and graduated from CSU as well as the UNC after studying Accounting, Finance, and Marketing. He now works for a local public accounting firm based out of Fort Collins preparing business and individual tax returns, business valuations, and provides financial management consulting for businesses in Northern Colorado. In his spare time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, attending trivia nights, and taking in the local music scene.
MICHELLE DESCHENES – BOARD MEMBER
Michelle is a poet and senior analyst with the University Advancement Division at CSU. In addition to serving on the board at KRFC 88.9 FM, Michelle serves as the communications director for Apra Rocky Mountains and is a regular panelist on the Pynchon in Public podcast, a.k.a. the world’s most sadistic book club. Her poetry has recently appeared on The Samizdat, a journal through Patreon that publishes political poetry to raise money for charity.
JAHNA EICHEL – BOARD MEMBER
Jahna is a serial entrepreneur and multi-business owner in Fort Collins. Alongside her husband Jason, she founded the first music rehearsal studio facility in Northern Colorado, Higher Ground Rehearsal Studios, which just celebrated their 5th anniversary in November. Jahna is passionate about the growth of entrepreneurship and art based business in Fort Collins and loves watching her community flourish.
SARAH SCOBEY – BOARD MEMBER
Sarah Scobey grew up in Fort Collins, left to attend college and graduate school, but couldn’t get Fort Collins or Fort Collins music out of her blood. Since her formative years, Scobey has been drawn to diverse, left of center music. She shares that passion for music with her husband and three children. Scobey holds a Master of Arts in 19th and 20th Century Theory and Criticism of Art History from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University.
JAMES YEARLING – BOARD MEMBER
As Deputy Director of the Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, James oversees the non-profit association’s day-to-day operations, programs, strategic planning, business advocacy efforts, fundraising, communications, and manages it’s $1.3 million budget. James also proudly plays a ’76 Gibson Les Paul given to him by his father, many times, with the Fort Collins-based band, Better Than Bacon. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in Athens, Ohio and moved to Fort Collins in 2008.
Jordan Wiswell – BOARD MEMBER
Jordan is a business and real estate attorney who works primarily with small business owners in Northern Colorado. Originally from Missouri, Jordan had the privilege of performing research and writing on behalf of the Connecticut Superior Court, Alaska Superior Court, and Colorado District Court, before joining private practice in Fort Collins. Jordan thoroughly enjoys everything Fort Collins has to offer, including its vibrant music scene.
Board Meetings Area
Regular board meetings:
KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins Board meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at the Music District Sisters Building. The meetings are regularly from Noon to 1:00 p.m. and are open to the public.
Dates for next Board Meetings: 3/11, 4/8, 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/12, 9/9, 10/14, 11/11.
The Annual Membership meeting will be held in December. Time and Date TBD.
Please email board intent of attending in case of change of location, change of date or time.
To review previous BOD meeting minutes, click here.
KRFC 88.9 FM Community Advisory Board
Email Contact – [email protected]
- Jen Parker
- Gregg Adams
- David Vacek
- John Jessup (Board Rep)
- Jahna Eichel (Board Rep)
- Greta Cornett
- Adrian Glasenapp
- Jesse Elliott
- Arthur Sintas
- Rob Gray