July 27, 2017


Photo: Rick Simpson Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson


Rick represents All Classical FM's internet listening audience from his home office in Athens, GA. Since finding All Classical on the internet several years ago, Rick, a semi-retired engineer for IBM, has traveled with All Classical on three Cultural Tours and answered phones during our Summer 2012 drive while on vacation in Portland.

As All Classical’s online audience continues to grow, Rick's perspective as someone who listens via the Internet from a considerable distance away from Portland is important for our Board of Directors.

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Joan Kingsley

Vice Chair

Joan Kingsley is a native Oregonian with a lifelong love of all things classical—in no small part due to the fine work of All Classical Portland. As a founder of the Portland Spirit, she’s been an active member of the Portland business community for more than 30 years. She has served on the boards of the Broadway Rose Theater Company, Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, and the Community Arts Project of the Oregon North Coast. With a radio dial enthusiastically tuned to 89.9, Joan is particularly interested in engaging a younger generation with the magic of classical music.

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Joseph Rakoski


Joseph G. Rakoski is a Certified Public Accountant and a Shareholder with Vierck & Rakoski, CPAs, P.C. Joe was a tax manager at Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. and PricewaterhouseCoopers and has also worked in the corporate tax department of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. Joe holds a BS in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Music Performance and Education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and a Masters degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Joe served in the United States Navy as bass trombonist in the Naval Academy Band from 1986 to 1990. While pursuing his career in music, Joe performed with such ensembles as the Empire Brass, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Millar Brass Ensemble, Colorado Philharmonic and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Previous board positions include the Community Music Center, Inc. and the KBPS Public Radio Foundation; he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.

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Darrell Hanks


I am a professional bow maker for the string instrument family. I started my business in 1997 in the Southern Oregon town of Ashland, and I relocated to Portland in 2014. Because of this city's arts scene my business has grown tremendously since I moved here. I have created custom bows for local and not-so-local musicians, from a professor at Portland State University to a member of the Kronos Quartet.

I firmly believe that live, local classical music is vital for the cultural health of a community. All Classical Portland plays a crucial role in connecting musicians with audience. I look forward to helping this organization thrive and further enhance our cultural community.


Jack Allen

President, Ex-Officio 

Growing up, my constant companion was radio – magically connecting me to bigger than life voices, music, news, baseball scores and exotic, far-flung places. After my first career as an art gallery director, the ever present lure of radio lead me back to my hometown and first radio job at WMRA in the Shenandoah Valley. I have since worked in the system in a variety of roles: nationally syndicated DJ, music director, program director, and general manager, which have included stints at Minnesota Public Radio and KMFA in Austin. As I enter my 25th year as a broadcaster, I say all roads seemed to lead to the Pacific Northwest and an independent classical music service, where I consider myself the curator and caretaker of a unique and evolving brand – All Classical Portland, where we love this music! Every day I am thankful for a supportive community and an incredible broadcast team.

Open Meeting Policy

All Classical Portland holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of All Classical in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about All Classical’s open meeting policy is also announced regularly on the air in the Pacific Northwest. Board meetings will be conducted at 211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97214 unless otherwise noted. Please call 503-943-5828 to verify if a meeting is being held. To request notice of board meetings in writing, please e-mail Andrea Rennie.


FY18 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

  • September 21, 2017
  • December 7, 2017
  • March 22, 2018
  • June 21, 2018

All meetings begin at 11:00am and are held at All Classical’s offices, unless otherwise noted.

The June 22, 2017 meeting took place at At the offices of Garvey Schubert Barer
Bank of America Financial Center
121 SW Morrison Street
11th Floor
Portland, OR 97204-3141


FY18 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

  • September 13, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 29, 2017 
  • January 24, 2018
  • March 21, 2018
  • April 25, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • June 13, 2018 

All meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at All Classical


FY17 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule

  • September 5, 2017
  • November 21, 2017
  • March 13, 2018
  • June 12, 2018

All meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held at All Classical Portland.

Community Advisory Group Member Duties (PDF)

For more information on CAG meetings, please email Amelia Lukas.

The CAG members include:

George Taylor, Playwright and Consultant

Art Labrousse, Retired Sheriff 

Christopher Corbell, Composer

Esther Shim, Violinist

Hannah Hillebrand, Cellist and Nurse

Gail Martin, Musician and Professor