KSER Board of Directors
The KSER Foundation is an independent non-profit foundation 501 (c) 3 governed by a Board of Directors elected annual by our donor/members. Board members typically serve a three-year term, unless appointed to fill current open seats, and are limited to three consecutive terms.
The Board usually meets the second Tuesday of the month. Notices of public board meetings are posted on the home page of the KSER website. The public is welcome to attend
For more information about the KSER Foundation including Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation, and recent tax statements, visit the Foundation page.
You can contact the Board via mail to the station, via email or by leaving a message on our listener comment line at 425-303-9070.
Nina Martinez - President
Occupation: Health care business consultant
Residence: Everett, WA
On Public Radio: I believe public radio is a powerful solution to bring communities together. KSER effectively promotes well-informed information to its listeners and challenges them to think in broader terms. KSER serves as a non-partisan conduit to listeners, irrespective of differences of opinion. As a KSER Foundation Board member I will further the KSER mission to connect with more diverse communities resulting in continued expansion of listeners that are in support of this important media outlet.
Board/Community Experience: Chair of the Latino Civic Alliance (LCA) non partisan civic engagement organization 2010 to present; State advocate on labor, human rights, health care, education, public safety and economic development; Active member in the arts, professional photographer - recognized at state and national exhibits.
Larry McKeeman - Vice President
Occupation: Retired Snohomish County Superior Court Judge
On Public Radio: I believe that public radio provides independent perspective on current affairs and non-commercial perspective on music. It can also serve to give a voice to the public.
Community Experience: Rich background in governmental and nonprofit organizations, including: presiding judge, budget committee chair, State Superior Court Judges Association, and State Board for Judicial Administration. Currently chairs the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Citizen’s Advisory Committee for the jail.
Erin Monroe – Treasurer
Occupation: CEO/President – Workforce Snohomish
On Public Radio: I believe that public radio continues to be one of the best global sources to connect people to information and entertainment. I’m very proud to be part of KSER.
Community Experience: Current Board Member/Trustee, Seattle Radio Theatre; Volunteer CFO, United Way, Junior Achievement; Economic Alliance Snohomish County; Infralign; Snohomish County STEM; Golf Fore Red – Former Treasurer; Graduate of Leadership Snohomish County.
Occupation: Retired database architect
Residence: Everett, WA
On Public Radio: Above all, public radio belongs to its listeners, not to some corporation or institution. Public radio serves its listeners best when it provides news, music, and information the corporate and institutional system omits. It can give local artists, community members and organizations a voice. It can improve democracy by making people better informed.
Board/Community Experience: KSER Board (2003-2012, 2013-present); Everett Public Library Board (2005-2010); Friends of Everett Public Library (2012-present)
Occupation: Retired Engineer; Producer; Starving Artist;
On Public Radio: Public radio is Essential. Being KSER, the spawn of KRAB, one of the first licensed public radio stations in the nation is Amazing. Attaining the last frequency in Puget Sound to become KXIR is truly fortuitous. Hundreds of local volunteers producing music shows and public affairs and news programming IS Public Radio. We ARE KSER – KXIR, by the people and for the people.
Community Experience:KSER Volunteer (since 1998); KSER Foundation (8 yrs); KSER music host, “The Lady in Red” (16 yrs); Breast Cancer Advocate; Cat Sanctuary Volunteer; Kirtland Center for the Performing Arts; Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce; West Branch Chamber of Commerce.
Occupation: Semi-retired Technical Writer/Business Analyst
– The Boeing Company; Grants Writer.
Residence: Sultan, WA
On Public Radio: In the age of McRadio, community radio is about the only place left for local news and local interest programming, music and other entertainment programs that have appeal for niche audiences. We can also provide information on services available in the community that people without computers would not normally be aware of.
Board/Community Experience: KSER Volunteer and on-air host 2005-2013 (The Road Home; Academy of Comedy); Evergreen Food Rescue; Mountainview Church Men’s Activities Director, Sunday School Teacher; FareStart Volunteer.
Occupation: Job Training & Education, Seattle Goodwill
On Public Radio: Radio can do so much. As a kid growing up in a hard-luck town in Southern Oregon, I listened to KIVR, a tiny commercial station that gave my mom's DJ boyfriend a job, brought news of a world beyond, and etched "Eye of the Tiger" into my soul. In Berkeley, I cut my teeth as an academic and activist with help from the airwave education provided by pioneering community radio station KPFA. Later, working in rural highlands Honduras, I observed and documented the role of community radio in binding indigenous villages to each other and mobilizing them in common defense of their lands and waters. KSER is a powerful resource, and it's our own, and I'm proud to be part of it.
Community Experience: Local Seattle Goodwill; Everett Public Library; organizer and participant in various human services and community development forums and events.
Occupation: Branch Manager, Evergreen Branch Library
Residence: Everett, WA
On Public Radio: We need a voice that doesn’t belong to corporate America. The value of public radio lies in the fact that it is beholden to its listeners alone. It can provide unfettered access to just the music, news, and information that it public demands…and deserves. There is less and less of a counter voice to Clear Channel these days. Every public radio station is invaluable.
Board/Community Experience: Everett Library Board meetings; Community-based strategic planning process for Everett Public Library and Oak Park Public Library; Casino Road Stakeholders group; presentations at most Everett neighborhood associations; outreach and partnerships with many Everett not-for-profits such as Goodwill and the South Everett Neighborhood Center.
Occupation: Associate Program Manager, Safeco Insurance
Residence: Bothell, WA
On Public Radio: Public radio is critical to creating strong and well educated communities by providing unbiased news and information as well as diverse music and entertainment. It provides a platform for people to exercise democracy, voice their opinions and become engaged members of society.
Community Experience: Volunteer for Naturalization Department at Asian Counseling Referrals in Seattle; Youth Environmental Awareness Project Coordinator.