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May 25, 2017


Photo: Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson

Acting Chair

Kurt Peterson is a partner at Kilmer Vorhees & Laurick in Northwest Portland. Kurt studied keyboard at the University of Oregon before moving on to law school. He is a proud Portland native, a longtime supporter of the arts and has been a member and officer of various other arts organizations. He spends the balance of his time with his beautiful wife, tinkering with his 1967 Land Rover, and being pulled down the street by his two dogs. Kurt wants you to know that he listens to All Classical all day long, and so can you!

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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.

Photo: Bob Kalez

Bob Kalez


Dr. Robert Kalez completed his Urology training at OHSU in 1962 and had been in active practice until 2012. He still participates in medical education programs at Providence Hospital and OHSU.

He is an active supporter of the Oregon Symphony and the Opera. He believes firmly that Portland and the northwest truly needs the All Classical stations to enhance the cultural climate of this area. He particularly enjoys the streaming of the station when he visits his children both in the United States and Europe.

He is presently learning to play the piano which he has pursued since his retirement. His recreational activities include cross country skiing, fishing and hunting.


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.

Photo: Charles Noble

Charles Noble


I’ve been Assistant principal viola of the Oregon Symphony viola section since 1995. I’m also a member of the Arnica Quartet and Third Angle New Music, and play often with 45th Parallel. Before my professional career began, I earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound, the University of Maryland, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, studying with some of the top violists and chamber musicians in the world. I have always valued the presence of AllClassical in the Portland arts community, and as that presence has grown and strengthened over the years, I decided that I wanted to be a part of this vital team. I look forward to exciting times ahead for this essential nexus of the arts community as it works to build partnerships and expand its reach into the community of music lovers.

Photo: Sara Yen

Sara Yen


Sara Yen is an attorney, with a practice focused on estate planning, wills and trusts, and special needs planning, as well as probate and trust administration. Sara earned her J.D. at Boston College Law School, and she holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation.

In addition to All Classical, Sara currently serves on the board of Housecall Providers, and previously served on the board of the Portland Chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services.

Sara is a lifelong musician, starting piano at age 5, clarinet in middle school, and singing in various groups her whole life. As the pianist in the house, she now most often is called on to accompany her husband and daughter, both violinists. She is a tiny bit golf obsessed, and spends much of her free time hitting balls at the driving range. She is also ready to talk Portland Winter Hawks hockey at any time.

Photo: Jon Kruse

Jon Kruse


Jon Kruse has been a fan of All Classical since moving to Portland in the mid-90's. Seeking out great classical music offerings, Jon found All Classical as well as the Portland Baroque Orchestra, where he had his formative board experience, earning the 2004 Volunteer Leadership Award from Northwest Business for Culture & the Arts. He has since served as Chair of the Boards of the Children’s Book Bank, the Oregon Zoo Foundation, and the Multnomah County Library Levy Campaign. In 2010, he was appointed by Govenor Kulongoski to the board of the Oregon Cultural Trust, where he served one term. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Historical Society, leading the organization’s digital outreach and communications efforts.

Currently an independent consultant, Jon is a 20+ year technology veteran who spent 18 years at Intel, where he served most recently as a Director for Intel Capital. When he isn’t working or volunteering for various organizations, you might find him singing with his daughters in the Portland Revels, coaching their lacrosse teams, or enjoying the great outdoors. He also loves to spend time perfecting his recipe for pasta sauce, organizing the family finances, and spoiling his black Labrador retriever.

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.


FY17 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

  • September 22, 2016
  • December 8, 2016
  • March 23, 2017
  • June 22, 2017

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


FY17 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

  • July 27, 2016
  • September 14, 2016
  • October 26, 2016
  • November 30, 2016
  • January 25, 2017
  • March 22, 2017
  • April 26, 2017
  • May 24, 2017
  • June 14, 2017

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


FY17 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule

  • August 30, 2016
  • November 29, 2016
  • March 21, 2017
  • June 13, 2017

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