KZMU Board of Trustees

Jason Pronovost | Chairman of the Board

Jason moved West from Massachusetts in the spring of 2008.  He hasn’t looked back.  After orbiting Moab for several years, he fully committed in 2012 as a student intern for Community Rebuilds.  After the program, Jason served on the Community Rebuilds Board of Directors for a term and has since moved on to another beloved non profit, KZMU.

Jason has been an avid listener of KZMU since learning of its existence and has been a DJ since 2013.  Jason spends his professional time as a natural builder and carpenter.  His free time is spent exploring the Red Rock, appreciating and playing music and brewing beer.

Sasha Reed | Secretary

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. 

J. Michele Blackburn | Treasurer

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!

Susette DeCoster-Weisheit | Trustee

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.

Amy Weiser | Trustee

Amy moved to Moab from Oregon in Spring of 2016. She quickly became an avid listener of KZMU and in December of 2017 became a volunteer DJ. She joined the Board of Trustees in July of 2018. Since moving to Moab Amy has worked for the City of Moab on planning and development and affordable housing, walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, volunteered for Plein Air, and the Moab Valley Multicultural Center. Amy is now working for a private developer as a project manager. She believes music brings us all together; it is the universal language. In her spare time you can find Amy hiking, floating the river, rehabbing a vintage trailer and learning Spanish.

Ruth Linford | Trustee

Ruth Linford is a working artist and global education consultant working on bringing over ten years of nonprofit experience and graduate studies from the University of Texas at Austin, to the Moab area! As an Ogden-native and USU Aggie, Ruth returned to Moab in 2017 to build community with rural grassroots organizations like KZMU. Former Executive Director of the Youth Garden Project, current Board Member of Epicenter, and alumna of Teach For America, Ruth joined KMZU’s team in Spring of 2018. When she’s not volunteering on local farms, making land art, or writing short stories, you can hear her reporting on Moab’s vibrant art scene as DJ RUTHLE$$ on KZMU’s Friday Art Beat segment from 12:30 – 1pm.