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Joan Kingsley


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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Elaine Durst

Vice Chair

Elaine is a Portland native who has had music in her life since she was born - her mother played the piano daily. Choral music has long been her pursuit, singing in choirs since she was in grade school; she is a tenor. Elaine’s career encompassed work in both advertising agencies and television. She served on the client advisory council of a national research company. Elaine helped to establish Oregon’s Ethics In Business Awards and has served on various boards including Friends of Chamber Music and Metropolitan Family Services. Her radio is always tuned to All Classical Portland!

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Earl Hines


Earl serves as the President & CEO of Hines Warner Wealth Management, a firm specializing in retirement planning and portfolio management. He is a respected author and public speaker, known for his infectiously optimistic approach in demystifying financial concepts. Prior to co-founding Hines Warner, Earl worked for Intel and IBM Corporation for over 17 years, serving in a variety of executive management roles. He has been very active as a volunteer in our community for over 20 years. In addition to his support of All Classical Portland, he currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Our House of Portland, as a member of the Development Council for Literary Arts, and the Financial and Investment Committee for the Northwest Health Foundation. In the past, Earl was also a volunteer for CASA for Children in Multnomah and Washington Counties, serving most recently as its Board President, and for Volunteers of America® Oregon, serving most recently as Vice Chair. He is happily streaming All Classical Portland throughout the house every weekend, and is in love with Sunday Brunch!

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Becky Graham


Becky Graham has called Portland home for over thirty years, moving here after growing up in Colorado and Alaska. Her interest in music started at a young age with piano lessons, then moved to singing in choir in both high school and college. Although she loved music, she excelled in math and decided accounting was the right career for her. She spent over 25 years in public accounting as a CPA with KPMG, leaving in 2007 as an audit partner. Becky then started her own consulting practice, Graham Group, specializing in helping small businesses create financial success. She has served on a number of not-for-profit boards over the years including CASA for Children, YWCA of Greater Portland, Northwest Health Foundation and Dove Lewis. Becky currently serves on the boards of Pacific University and Mary’s Woods. She enjoys streaming 89.9 and experiencing the power of music to connect people.


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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 and

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.”

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Rick Simpson


Rick has lived all over the eastern US and in Texas, due to growing up in a military family (his father was in the Marine Corp). He has a BA and MEE from Rice University, as well as a PhD from University of Texas at Austin. He worked at IBM for many years, and arrived in Portland in 2012. Now retired, his passions are classical music, photography, and travel - and has been able to combine all three on several of All Classical Portland's cultural tours! In his spare time, Rick also volunteers for Portland Baroque Orchestra.

All officers and directors serving on the All Classical Public Media, Inc, Board of Directors are independent voting members of the board.

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. Please call 503-943-5828 to verify if a meeting is being held. To request notice of board meetings in writing, please contact Kristina Becker.


FY21 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday August 26, 2020
  • Tuesday September 15, 2020*
    *This meeting was held in closed session for a discussion of proprietary and confidential matters.
  • Wednesday December 16, 2020
  • Wednesday March 17, 2021
  • Wednesday June 16, 2021

All meetings begin at 12:30 pm and are held via Zoom teleconference, unless otherwise noted.

FY21 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

  • Wednesday July 22, 2020                                           
  • Wednesday October 28, 2020                            
  • Wednesday January 27, 2021                                            
  • Wednesday April 28, 2021                         
  • Wednesday May 26, 2021

All meetings begin at 12:30 pm and are held via Zoom teleconference, unless otherwise noted.