February 24, 2018


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: Joan Kingsley

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.


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Nancy Ives


Nancy Ives is Principal Cello of the Oregon Symphony and Instructor of Chamber Music at Lewis & Clark College. In addition to membership in the intrepid new music ensemble fEARnoMUSIC, Nancy and fellow LC faculty members Inés Voglar and Susan Smith have formed the Palatine Trio. With OS Concertmaster Sarah Kwak and PSU professor Susan Chan, she performs as the Rose City Trio, and is a frequent guest of groups such as Chamber Music Northwest, 45th Parallel, Portland Piano International Summer Festival, Third Angle, Pink Martini and Portland Cello Project. Her composition Shard is featured on a recent PCP album, to e.s.. She received a DMA and MM from the Manhattan School of Music and a BM from the University of Kansas. . She blogs at nancyives.com and classicalupclose.com.

Nancy is a founder of Classical Up Close, has served on the Board of Directors of the Oregon Symphony and is an active educator as cello teacher, chamber music coach and orchestra section coach. Nancy says, “The importance of All Classical Portland to our community is a bright thread that winds through all of my musical activities. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work on behalf of this amazing organization, which is truly both world class and vitally local.”

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 6, 2017 
  • December 20, 2017 – to be held at the University Club of Portland
  • March 21, 2018
  • June 20, 2018

All meetings begin at 10:00am and are held at All Classical’s offices, unless otherwise noted.

The June 22, 2017 meeting took place 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

  • November 1, 2017 
  • November 29, 2017
  • January 24, 2018
  • March 7, 2018
  • April 4, 2018
  • May 23, 2018
  • June 6, 2018 

All meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at All Classical’s offices, unless otherwise noted.


FY17 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule

  • September 5, 2017
  • December 19, 2017 – 12:00PM
  • March 13, 2018
  • June 12, 2018

Community Advisory Group Member Duties (PDF)

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

The CAG members include:

Carmen SchleigerRetired Architect

Christopher Corbell, Composer

Esther Shim, Violinist

Gail Martin, Musician and Professor

Pam NorthRetired Librarian