KZMU Board of Directors
Ed DeFrancia | Chairman
After having a variety of ‘careers’ in the ski industry, restaurants and the Forest Service, Ed settled into teaching. After teaching middle school for 11 years in Dolores, CO, he moved his family to Moab in 1995 to work in outdoor education. Two years later, he missed the classroom and went back to public schools. He teaches mathematics, coaches soccer and tennis, and sponsors a variety of clubs at Grand County HS. He still works as a ‘guest guide’ for various companies in Moab, and has taken numerous trips to Mexico and Costa Rica, both with family and students.
Susette DeCoster-Weisheit | Vice-Chair
Susette DeCoster-Weisheit has been a KZMU volunteer from its beginnings, doing various tasks including substitute deejay, music organizer, general public supporter and Board of Trustee member. She re-joined the Board of Trustees in December 2009 to continue that tradition of involvement. Susette moved to Moab from Colorado to work as a river guide in 1990. After 12 years of guiding, she went back to school to become a licensed massage therapist and has been self-employed since. When not working you can still find her rafting, biking, hiking, skiing or gardening.
Brian Quigley | Secretary – Treasurer
Brian has been a resident of Moab since 2007 and also lived in Moab in 1983 through 1984. He has spent most of his career working with the National Park Service throughout the country, with the ten years prior to moving to Moab spent working at two National Parks in New Mexico. He presently works as Lead Recreation Planner with the Bureau of Land Management in Monticello. Brian’s introduction to local radio was in college when he served as a DJ on the local campus radio at Paul Smiths College in Northern New York. He appreciates that KZMU allows him to listen to music he cannot hear on other radio stations and cannot overemphasize how important it is as a local/community based radio station. KZMU is a unique and important part of Moab.
J. Michele Blackburn | Trustee
Michele has been a KZMU supporter since 1995, and a devoted listener since moving to Moab, full-time, in 1999. She has served KZMU in a variety of capacities over the years, including: financial supporter, volunteer, KZMU Board Secretary, and as the Manager’s assistant for 7 years. She currently assists staff with the digitization of new music and current media files. Michele returns for a second term as Trustee to continue the family tradition of involvement at KZMU. She also holds board positions for the benefit of two other nonprofits: Moab Taiko Dan and Threshold, Inc. You can usually find Michele — playing Taiko drums, hanging out in nature, or at KZMU!
Sasha Reed | Trustee
Sasha first moved to Moab in 1998 and, after moving to Boulder, CO to obtain her graduate degree, she returned to live in her favorite town on Earth: Moab. Sasha is a Research Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey and she studies how a variety of changes – such as climate and land use change – are affecting the Colorado Plateau. She has valued and enjoyed KZMU since she first came to Moab and is ecstatic to support the community resource through her membership on the Board of Trustees (which she joined in 2014). When not at work or dealing with KZMU Board business, you can find Sasha hiking with her husband and dog, rafting, or riding her bike. She still works as a ‘guest guide’ for various companies in Moab, and has taken numerous trips to Mexico and Costa Rica, both with family and students.
Terry Carlson | Trustee
Terry Carlson was a frequent visitor to Moab in the 80’s & 90’s while living in Denver. He finally got the opportunity to move here in 2006 when he was offered a full-time position by the Department of Homeland Security. He subsequently retired & has taken up work on the KZMU board as a way to give to our community and to support his passion for music.