People

Program Director

Ali Lightfoot began her career in television production where she hired cast and crew, managed budgets and assisted in all aspects of production and post-production on a wide variety of projects. She has worked in a more creative capacity as...

Music Director
News Producer

Jake Ryan is KVNF's news producer. He received his B.A. in Journalism from Western Illinois University.  After serving with Americorps and volunteering for a community radio station in Maryland, he graduated from the Salt Institute for...

Operations Manager

Email:  jeff(at)kvnf.org

Senior Reporter

Laura Palmisano, an Arizona native, has a degree in journalism with a minor in sustainability from Arizona State University. Most recently, Palmisano worked as a Senior TV/Radio Reporter for Arizona Public Media, Tucson's NPR and PBS affiliate....

Contributing Reporter

Marty Durlin contributes freelance news features, including coverage of Delta County Commissioner's meetings and local governmental issues.

Marty  is a writer, reporter and playwright currently living in Paonia, Colorado. She contributes...

Morning News Host

As KVNF’s new anchor for regional news and NPR’s Morning Edition, Patricia Naft brings to the table a wealth of on-air experience and talent.

Patricia’s been a KVNF DJ for over a decade, and graced the airwaves at KDNK in Carbondale...

Development Director

Patti has a background as VP in Corporate Communications, Business Manager, writer, artist, and activist. She was born in Switzerland and her family immigrated to California. She has lived in some of the most spectacular places in the states...

General Manager

Rick arrived in Paonia with his wife Lisa and two of his six sons, Max and Quincy, in August 2013. Rick’s experience with radio began in broadcasting school in Kearney, Nebraska, where he was Program Director for KOVF. After moving to Iowa...

Membership Director
Special Events and Outreach Director

Thomas began volunteering at KVNF Public Radio over 20 years ago, creating and hosting several radio shows including the long running show, Gumbo Ya Ya. During that time, Thomas was a member of the KVNF Board of Directors. In 1998, he was...