Natural Bridges Media Board of Directors

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 Community Studies, and College Ten’s Core Course. She is one of the founders of KSQD, where she currently hosts Talk of the Bay and The Coast Ridge Ramble. She plays folk music with several local bands and writes songs.

Ned Hearn

Board Vice-Chair, copyright/media attorney

Edward (Ned) R. Hearn (www.internetmedialaw.com) is an attorney whose practice concentrates on intellectual property and business law matters related to creative artists and media-based companies, with a focus on the entertainment, internet, and computer software businesses and their convergence, intersecting content, media, and technology in the digital internet environment. Ned is a member of the State Bar of California (Intellectual Property Law Section), American Bar Association (Entertainment and Sports Forum), and has served on the Board of Directors of the California Lawyers for the Arts since 1978; Member and Board of Directors: West Coast Songwriters Association, 1979-2007 – President; President Emeritus and Advisory Board, 2007-2015, and Board member 2015-; NARAS-The Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter, Board of Governors and Education Committee Co-Chair, 2009-2012; and Vice-Chair, Board of Directors, Natural Bridges Media (KSQD), 2017-Present.

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

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

Linda Burman-Hall is the founder of the Santa Cruz Baroque Festival and a UCSC music professor/researcher. As a musician, Linda is active in research on performance practices, improvisation and in the history of music. As a scholar-performer, she directs early music concerts and records CDs. Her diverse recordings bridge from traditional Celtic, Romani, Ottoman, Moldavian, Hindustani and Euro-American root styles through the 18th Century or later musical forms they influenced. Her written ethnomusicological scholarship for the last decade has focused on the shamanistic music and animist traditions in the remote Mentawai Archipelago of Indonesia. Linda is the founding host of KSQD’s Sunday evening interview show ‘The Cutting Edge.’ Currently Edward A. Dickson Emerita Professor at University of California, Santa Cruz, Linda Burman-Hall holds a Ph.D in Music Theory and Musicology from Princeton University.

Jean Kratzer

Board Member, Retired UN Interpreter

Jean Kratzer is a Conference Interpreter. She 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, United Nations, and other International Organizations. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters.

Sandy Stone

Station 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

Board Member, Station Operations Manager

Omar Guzman is a graduate from San Jose State University, where he got his B.A in Television, Radio and Film (RTF). He is the first in his family to go to college and graduate. While studying at SJSU, Omar became involved with KSQD as an intern. He believes in the importance of having a community radio station that reports on local issues and highlights local people. Omar serves as Operations Manager for KSQD as well as helps with outreach and marketing.

Tammi Brown

Board Member

Tammi Brown has performed with some of the most notable Music Industry Icons known to the world including renowned Music Producer, Quincy Jones, Stanley Jordan, Dr. Maya Angelou, and Joan Baez.  Ms. Brown is currently a lead vocalist in the two-time Grammy nominated Cultural Heritage Choir led by the legendary, Linda Tillery.  Also, Tammi is the ‘Voice’ of the award winning, Lost American Jazzbook project.  Also, and most notably, Tammi, along side, Judith McCarrick, the Director of the Summer Session Department at UC Santa Cruz, were the Creators of the esteemed COSMOS Mathematics and Science Program designed for talented and motivated Middle and High School Students.  The success and popularity of the program deemed it necessary to offer it at three other UC Campuses: UC Davis, UC Irvine, and UC San Diego.

DIANE COWEN

Board Member

As the Communications Manager for the Santa Cruz Public Library system, Diane Cowen handles marketing and promotion of library events, operations, programs, and services. Her programming interests include social justice librarianship, civic engagement, and the humanities. She has a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Santa Cruz and a Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University. She is the project manager for the Library’s SoundSwell Local Music Collection, which fairly compensates local musicians for making their music available to library cardholders for free. The project also establishes an archive of local music. A long supporter of Public Radio, Diane is thrilled to work with a community focused radio station that brings together her programming interests along with great music for a real local feel.

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