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.

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!

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.

Neal Clark | Trustee

Originally hailing from rural Ohio, Neal found his way to Moab in 2011 after a six-year run in Portland, Oregon. During the day, Neal is the Wildlands Program Director for the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance (SUWA), Utah’s largest conservation organization. In his free time you’ll likely find him riding his mountain bike, running a river, exploring the backcountry, or playing mandolin in Slim Pickins, a Moab-based jamgrass band that he started in 2014. Neal’s been a KZMU devotee since he caught his first Fire on the Mountain show shortly after rolling into town.