Rebecca is an award-winning journalist who grew up in Portland. After working in commercial radio and television (Eugene, Portland, Seattle) over 30+ years, she wrote a thesis for Portland State University citing the risks of radio ownership concentration. (Here is a synopsis.) Rebecca cofounded Portland Radio Project (PRP), along with several former colleagues, in order to help provide a media platform to local artists, nonprofits and small businesses (whose presence on local radio was largely eliminated after conglomeration). Granted two Edward R. Murrow awards, PRP moved from online-only to LPFM in 2015, and now broadcasts at 99.1 FM in the heart of PDX – along with streaming 24/7 worldwide.
Deborah Hartman, Secretary
Deborah is a native Oregonian with deep ties to the Portland community. She worked as both a manager and a national sales representative for The Oregonian/Oregonlive for 35 years. Currently Deborah has launched Deb Hartman Digital, a company specializing in search-optimized web content for small to medium-sized businesses, and nonprofits. She volunteers for both Portland Radio Project and St. Johns Food Share, an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in N. Portland.
Amy Montague, Director
Since moving to Portland from Chicago in 2011, Amy has worked for The Oregonian and All Classical Portland (89.9FM).
During her years in Chicago, she wore multiple hats in the non–profit and for-profit arenas. This background, coupled with her diverse experience in media research and sales, has uniquely prepared Amy for her role with our locally curated gem on the FM dial.
When she’s not generating revenue for PRP, she enjoys family life and exploring the Pacific Northwest.
Originally from New England, Rose moved to Portland in 2008 for graduate school at Portland State University for a master’s degree in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. Also a performing singer/songwriter Rose fell in love with Portland’s music scene and quickly immersed herself in it, forming a variety of bands over the years. She likes to be an active member of the local music community and is a member and supporter of MusicPortland.
She currently plays with her band Rose Gerber & Sweet Relief, and during the day is a nonprofit fundraiser. If all that didn’t keep her busy, she is also a podcaster, and hosts and produces a podcast about dreams called, Decoding REM.
Victor Acquaah-Harrison, Board Advisor
Victor brings to PRP his significant experience synthesizing data and analytics into strategic narratives. With his insight into market research and web analytics, Victor is helping PRP learn more about who’s listening, why – and how to attract more listeners.
What’s more, he’s a mean bass player who understands the importance of the PRP platform to local musicians.
Michael Allen Harrison, Honorary Board Member
Michael is known for his piano solo performances and recordings, his upbeat sound with his band, his work with inspiring vocalist Julianne Johnson, his skills producing and creating music for ballet, theater and film, his love for teaching and perhaps mostly known for his giving spirit. He was honored with a star on the walk of fame in front of the Portland Performing Arts Center for his artistic and community contributions to his hometown, Portland, Oregon.
Michael founded The Snowman Foundation, which has raised over $3 million for school music programs and community centers, and directed countless scholarships and musical instruments to children.
He created Ten Grands as the fundraising platform for Michael and nine other pianists to perform together on ten pianos to benefit the mission of The Snowman Foundation. Ten Grands is in its 14th season, having expanded to Seattle, and plans a world tour in 2015.
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