Terry Currier (President)
Terry has been in the recorded music industry since 1972. This includes 33 years of retail (most of which was spent as owner of Music Millennium), 11 years as co-owner of BDC Distribution, and 15 years as owner of Burnside records. He is a founder and former Chairman of the Board for CIMS (Coalition of Independent Music Stores), a board member on the Pacific Northwest Chapter of NARAS (Grammys), and is involved in many organizations in the Portland area, such as The Cascade Blues Association, Musicfest NW, and First Octave.
Janeen Rundle (Secretary)
Janeen worked for Sony Music Entertainment for 12 years upon graduation from ASU in Marketing/Political Science. Janeen worked in marketing, sales, and promotion, being based in Los Angeles, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Portland, Oregon. She has been in the field of finance since 2004 and is presently a Sr. Loan Officer at America One Financial. Always an avid and diverse music appreciator and supporter, from radio DJ in college, to Sony Music and onto organizing and assisting community fundraising concerts such as: Tribute to America at the Roseland, ArtHop on Alberta St, Alberta Street Fair, Iron Artist-SCRAP and moreâ€¦
Board advisor for S.C.R.A.P. (School and Community Reuse Action Project ) www.scrapaction.org
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery: Co-curator/Proprietor/Music Coordinator
Baker first became involved in music in 1978 as a Disc Jockey at KBVR-FM, Oregon State University’s campus radio station. While moonlighting as a DJ at Top 40 KGAL-Lebanon and progressive country KFAT-Corvallis he moved into the roll of Music Director and eventually General Manager of KBVR-FM in 1982. While at Oregon State, Baker also was music critic for the arts section of The Daily Barometer newspaper and formed a concert promotion company (Alternative Promotions) which brought several concerts to Corvallis.
Baker’s transition from college was made easier by Crazy 8s, whom he became Manager of in 1982 when getting the 8s on the bill as the opening act for The English Beat at a University of Oregon concert. In the early 80’s Baker also acted in an apprentice role for Greg Lee, local Radio Promotions Manager for Warner Brothers Records.
Baker managed Crazy 8s until 1992 while also taking on a volunteer role at KBOO radio as a co-host with Rhonda Kennedy of the “NW Music Show”. Eventually the show evolved into “The Church of NW Music” which was hosted by Baker until cancellation in 2004. Artists that appeared live on the program included Everclear, Pink Martini, Kelly Joe Phelps, Rebecca Gates, Cool Nutz, John Fahey, Carmina Piranha, Janice Scroggins, and Richmond Fontaine.
In 2000, Baker also founded the Secret Sound label which has released music by James Low and Crazy 8s.
Baker is Married (Sherri), has two sons that love The Beatles (Dylan 6, Brennan 3) and is President and a partner of Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, Inc., an independent insurance agency that employs nearly forty people in downtown Portland.
Tom Holland CPA has been practicing accounting in the Portland area for over 24 years (yikes) and has always been a part of the local music community as fan and player (guitarist, singer, songwriter for various portland bands — currently “sugarcookie“). Tom provides tax, planning and accounting services for individuals and businesses including those involved in the creative arts, food and beverage industry, and real estate development. He has oft been called the “rock n roll cpa” for keeping his hair long and your taxes low…
Tom is also co-owner of Internetjock.com an online service providing voiceover talent for commercials, TV, jingles, narration and radio to a worldwide customer base (www.internetjock.com).
Since graduating from Willamette University in 1991, his Property & Casualty insurance career with Safeco and Liberty Mutual has focused on marketing and sales throughout Oregon. In those travels came a broad sampling of Oregon’s rich musical offerings from the big stage to the tavern corner next to the restrooms. While his music industry experience involves some radio DJ work (every show ended with The Yardbirds’ “Train Kept a-Rollin’” and a free beer to the 7th caller), Bill came from a family musical legacy and enjoyed the benefits of school music programs (choir, clarinet) and private music lessons (piano) to fuel interest and appreciation across all musical genres. With three children growing up in today’s school system, he is experiencing first-hand the impact of budget cuts and a diminishing focus on the musical arts among our youth. Well, that’s just not good, which is why he involves himself with OMHOF’s mission to celebrate Oregon musical legacy and promote youth music awareness and education. He is also learning how to play the blues harp.
J. Michael Kearsey
J. Michael Kearsey began his professional music career in high school bands in Western Massachusetts, continued playing and expanding his genres adding Folk music and jazz to his American Rock’n’Roll interests as he obtained a History degree at Beloit College. He moved to Boston with college mates Jim and Tom Goodkind, forming Under Milkwood with pre-Cars vocalist, Ric Ocasek. Moving to Portland Oregon in 1972, he was a founding member of UPEPO, a Jazz/Latin/Rock group that performed all over the West Coast for 11 years. He produced the their sole LP, International Ties. In 1982 he formed the Rockin’ Razorbacks and produced the first of two LP’s, Rockin’ Razorbacks and More Love Less Attitude. In 1989 he joined the Brothers of the Baladi, playing bass, producing 8 of their 12 CD’s. He has also produced three CD’s for Howard Crosby (Bing’s nephew) as well as Blues and Jazz CD”s for Lee Blake, Reunion Jazz Quartet, The Millionaires and his own CD’s: Suite for the Columbia Gorge and Silverthaw. As a composer he has provided scores for five OPB programs including, Oregon Portraits I and Oregon Portraits II, OPB’s most successful fund raising programs to date. Offstage, Michael has been an active member of the Portland’s music community as the Vice President of the Portland Music Association, board member of the Portland FolkMusic Society, board member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and a 35-year member of NARAS. As a concert promoter he produced over 300 shows of contemporary Folk Music for his Berkshire Snow Productions that included Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, John Gorka and Dougie MacLean. He has been a feature writer for the Oregonian, music editor of the Portland Scribe, columnist for Positively Entertainment and the Southeast Examiner and broadcaster on his KBOO weekly Jazz show, “Sound for Sore Ears,” which could be heard every Monday night for 11 years. He is currently working on a third personal CD, Between the Seasons.
Rebecca Webb is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster, who has worked in radio and TV (KINK FM, KOIN TV, KATU) for 30 years.
As a media personality, Rebecca has emceed innumerable concerts and public events – and counts the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz and Waterfront Blues Festival among her favorites. The greatest thrill, Rebecca says, has been the opportunity to introduce or interview artists – from superstars like Ella Fitzgerald and Bonnie Raitt, to local celebs like Curtis Salgado and Thomas Lauderdale.
Concerned about media ownership consolidation – a trend that negatively impacts both musicians and journalists – Rebecca wrote an M.A. thesis on the subject at PSU’s Hatfield School of Government, Dec. 2011. Along with continuing to volunteer for worthy non-profits, such as OMHOF, she is pursuing teaching opportunities in journalism.
Rebecca has served on advisory boards for the OHSU Women’s Health Center, and BecomeX – a leadership program for young women.
Penny Williams is an Account Executive for Radio Disney, the local marketing arm of the Walt Disney Company. Penny was formerly the Entertainment Coordinator for the Oregon State Fair, booking everything from big name acts to local strolling performers. She has an extensive background in marketing, graphic design, event planning and account management. Penny is also on the American Marketing Association board of directors and a member of the SOLV marketing committee.