Community Advisory Board
The Community Advisory Board is the voice of the community at-large and provides a forum for the community to the station. The CAB is the liaison between the Board of Directors and the staff at KUVO and the public. The CAB performs community outreach to create awareness about KUVO and its programming, volunteers at special events and membership pledge drives, and conducts surveys to see what the community wants from its' public radio station.The KUVO CAB now has a comments line. Your feedback is IMPORTANT please feel free to leave any thoughts, comments and suggestions by calling 303-480-9272 ext. 20. The community advisory board can't answer questions directly but all messages are reviewed on a daily basis.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE CAB, CLICK HERE AND COMPLETE THE FORM.
Erica has been working in museums for a decade. Her education includes an M.S. in Museum and Field Studies, Concentration in Collections Management and Anthropology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. In undergraduate school, she earned a B.F.A. in Art History; Concentration in African Art & Sculpture, from Metropolitan State College of Denver & University of Colorado, Denver. As the Curator of Collections for the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum she provides curatorial services, does research on the collection and acts as their Collection Manager and Registrar.
"I volunteer with KUVO's Community Advisory Board because it allows me to give back to the community, preserve an American tradition that is jazz, and because I believe KUVO is an integral part of Denver's history in Five Points."
Woody Laughlin, with Re/Max Masters, Inc. and Laughlin and Company, LLC, has over 25 years experience relating to real estate brokerage and appraising in the Denver metropolitan area. He has appraised over 10,000 properties and holds the designation of Certified Relocation Professional (CRP). He has BBA (Baylor University) and MBA (Texas A&M) degrees, concentrating on marketing and economics. While at Baylor, he played trumpet for four years in the Baylor Lab Band. Woody has volunteered at KUVO radio for 15 years. He is a past President of the Chatfield SERTOMA (Service To Mankind) Club and served as District Governor. He also spends time volunteering for Littleton Police Citizen Academy Alumni Association. He resides in Littleton with his wife, Rosemary, and their Belgian Malinois Plato.
"I have had the pleasure of being a member of the CAB since its inception. Hence, I have witnessed the CAB evolve into a viable element as KUVO continues to progress and adjust to the many changes over the years. I have been a volunteer for more than 15 years."
Jeffrey A. Brimer is Special Counsel in the Denver, Colorado office of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, where he specializes in representing the legal needs of franchisors, with a focus on international franchising. He graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Colorado and Missouri Bars and the International Bar Association; and, a frequent speaker and author on franchising. Jeff was editor of the Franchise Law Compliance Manual (2nd Edition), published by the American Bar Association in 2011. He has been named to The International Who's Who of Franchise Lawyers, Franchise Times “Legal Eagles”, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Franchising and Best Lawyers in America.
"I joined the CAB to help KUVO in its mission to "keep jazz alive". Jazz music has been part of my life since my father introduced me to it as a young child. It is such an important part of our culture, I wanted to do something to make sure jazz music continued to be performed and heard for a long time."
Wayne J. Fowler is a Denver attorney, specializing in Real Estate and Business Law, Corporations, Partnerships and other organizations. He is interested in promoting businesses, NGOs and NPOs that foster his interests, including music (jazz and classical), history, education and the arts. He has been a member of the Winter Park Ski Patrol for 52 years and is a bicyclist, runner and squash player. He resides in Denver with his wife, Ortrud Fowler, a former Public Television executive and prominent Colorado potter.
"I found jazz when I was a teen and adopted it as my music. I was invited to serve on the KUVO CAB through a networking connection and accepted as a way to promote jazz. I now can "work" for the best jazz radio station in America with very interesting and devoted people who are trying to promote KUVO and its audience and insure a strong future for jazz."
Kalen Landow is a 25-year veteran of the book publishing industry. She started her career at Denver's Tattered Cover Book Store and currently heads marketing and PR for a division of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group of Lanham, MD. She has also worked as the executive director for PubWest, a trade association of book publishers, and continues to volunteer on their Professional Development committee. Kalen holds a BA from the University of Colorado at Denver (Political Science). A lifelong Coloradan, her hobbies include photography, hiking, cooking, and baking, and she is rarely seen without a book in-hand.
"I have been a long-time listener of KUVO, but have only been a member for a short time. As soon as I became a member, I felt a sudden pride of ownership in my radio station. I was looking for a new volunteer activity and I found it when the Community Advisory Board was looking for members in 2012. Jazz is such an important part of my life and I’m grateful to be able to give back to the station that has given me so much over the years."
Phil has over 30 years experience in the leadership and management of local government and non-profit organizations. Most recently, he has worked as Deputy City Manager for the City of Littleton for thirteen years and previously, as Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Arvada for fifteen years. Phil has a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Psychology from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and a Master of Public Administration from University of Colorado, Denver. In his formative years, he held positions in the Mental Health Field, Education, Youth Services and the Hospitality Industry. He has served as a volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations in the metro area, including Denver Options, Inter-faith Community Services, Arapaho Community College, Arvada Community Food Bank, Arvada Credit Union and a number of city management professional organizations. Phil plays a modest bass guitar and likes all kinds of music, especially Jazz. He lives with his wife Sue and their two dogs in the Littleton area in unincorporated Jefferson County.
"I have been a proud member of the KUVO Community Advisory Board since March of 2012 and I have been listening to KUVO for years. KUVO is the most unique jazz station in the country, with a talented and dedicated staff and volunteers. It has been fun and satisfying to participate as a member of the CAB and to be a part of the KUVO family and community, lending a hand promoting the music, programming, and community events throughout the state."
Jamie Sudler was born and raised in Denver as were his father and his grandmother. Jamie is Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court Attorney Regulation office. He has worked in that office since 1992 and has been a lawyer since 1977. He was previously on the Board of the Colorado Historical Society and the Center of the American West at CU Boulder. He received his law degree from Denver University and a Master’s Degree in Historical Sociology from Binghamton University in New York.
"For me as with many others my love for jazz began with "So What" by Miles Davis. My love for KUVO started by chance when I heard a former DJ, Jim Robnette, play "So What," and I have been listening to the station ever since."