Natural Bridges Media Board members

Rachel Goodman

Rachel Goodman

Board Chair, Journalist/Cabrillo College Journalism Instructor

Rachel Anne Goodman has worked as a writer and radio producer for much of her career, earning a Peabody award for her work as Managing Editor for NPR’s The DNA Files radio series. She writes and broadcasts about environmental, social justice and sustainable agriculture topics. Her most recent radio documentary was the four-part series, Pastures of Plenty: A History of California’s Farmworkers which aired in the U.S. and Canada. She has hosted live radio interview shows in Virginia, Kentucky and California, including KUSP’s Talk of the Bay, where she interviewed thought leaders on the news of the day. She currently teaches at Cabrillo College and UC Santa Cruz in journalism, mass communication and social justice.

Ned Hearn

Ned Hearn

Board Vice-Chair, copyright/media attorney

Ned is an attorney whose practice concentrates on intellectual property and business matters related to creative artists and media based companies.  

Mathilde Rand

Mathilde Rand

Board Treasurer, Community TV Board Member/Producer

Mathilde Rand has a wide range of experiences, preparing her for leadership roles in different settings. As educator she taught bilingual students after which she served as principal for 11 years in Watsonville. While studying to become a principal, she worked at Apple Computer for two years as a technical editor and test engineer. After she retired in 2004 from education, she took care of her mother. She settled back into the Santa Cruz area to develop her creative skills as tv (Community Television of Santa Cruz County) and radio producer (KUSP). In 2016 she joined the team that is bringing back community radio to our area. She serves as treasurer and dedicates herself to many tasks in the new radio community.

Linda Burman-Hall

Linda Burman-Hall

Board Secretary, Santa Cruz Baroque Festival founder and UCSC music professor/researcher

Linda is active in research on performance practices, improvisation and in the history of music. As a scholar-performer and Professor of Music at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she relates regional styles and fashions in music to cultural context, and describes, analyzes, and performs historically- and culturally- informed realizations of musical materials. Linda Burman-Hall has a Ph.D in Music Theory and Musicology from Princeton University.

Jean Kratzer

Retired UN Interpreter

Jean Kratzer has a BA and MA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a Certificate in Conference Interpreting from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela. She has taught at Elementary, High School, Adult, and University (of Geneva, Switzerland) levels. She was a Staff Translator at the US Department of State, and worked for many years in Washington DC and Geneva Switzerland as a freelance Simultaneous Interpreter in Inter-American and International Organizations. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters

 Sandy Stone

Sandy Stone

Engineer, Facilities Committee Chair

Allucquére Rosanne “Sandy” Stone is an American academic theorist, media theorist, author, and performance artist. She is Professor Emerita, Founding Director of the Advanced Communication Technologies Laboratory (ACTLab) and founder of the New Media Initiative in the department of Radio, Television and Film at the University of Texas at Austin. Concurrently she is Wolfgang Kohler Professor of Media and Performance Studies and Founding Core Faculty at the European Graduate School, Senior Artist at the Banff Centre, and University of California Humanities Research Institute Fellow. Stone has worked in and written about film, music, experimental neurology, writing, engineering, and computer programming, is a recipient of the State of California Lifetime Achievement Award, the City of Santa Cruz Lifetime Achievement Award, and other awards and citations. Stone is transgender and is considered a founder of the academic discipline of Transgender Studies. She has been profiled in ArtForum, Wired, Mondo 2000, and other publications, and been interviewed for documentaries like Gendernauts and Traceroute.

Omar Guzman

Omar Guzman

Outreach Committee Chair, Student in Broadcasting, San Jose State University

                                                   DIANE COWEN

Diane is virtual services coordinator for the Santa Cruz public library system

Program Committee:

Charlie Lange – KUSP radio host, owner Bluesbeat (Soul Shack)

Nada Miljkovic, Radio host, University lecturer, arts enthusiast

Sandy Stone, Recording Engineer, Chief Engineer-KSQD

Howard Feldstein, Program Director, KSQD

Rachel Anne Goodman, Journalism Instructor, Cabrillo College, UCSC

Linda Burman-Hall, Professor Emerita in Music, Researcher, UCSC