Board of Directors

Andrea Capere – Regional Chair

Andrea Capere is a poet, filmmaker, and ardent public media advocate. She has worked in community television and radio for a decade. Capere is the Director of Community Relations at Thurston Community Media in Olympia, WA and serves as the Chair of the Alliance for Community Media Northwest. She has been honored twice with the Grassroots Scholarship and once with the Brian Wilson Scholarship – opportunities that helped shape her into the professional she is today. In 2017, she was awarded the first Emerging Leader Award from the Alliance for Community Media.

Her work as a producer/director and production designer in horror and science fiction has screened internationally. She was the chief video editor for Beyond Burkas and Bombers (2013) which was nominated for a NATAS NW Emmy for Best Collegiate Long-Form Documentary and won a Mark of Excellence award in Collegiate Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists. She is currently a student at Portland State University where she is earning her Master of Public Administration.

Jon Funfar – Vice Chair, Representative to the National ACM Board

Jon is currently with the City of Pasco, Washington, as Communications Program Manager. Jon is “one man band”, operating PSC-TV, government access for the City, the City’s website, print publications, and cable franchising.  An Alliance member since 2000, he has been on the Regional Board since 2001.  Jon serves as Vice-Chair and is the Region’s representative to the National ACM Board, where he served as National Chair for 2016-2017.

Chris Lawn – Secretary

Originally from Massachusetts, Chris Lawn has had the pleasure of working in community television for over 10 years at five different stations of varying sizes. He is currently the Media Services Technical Lead at Open Signal in Portland, OR. He recently had the immense pleasure of being one of the people who led his fellow staff and volunteers who helped make the 2017 Stories For Change Summit a success.

His background includes all aspects of operations within a community media center: pre-recorded and live studio production, field production, video/audio editing, scheduling, programming, equipment upkeep, training, supervising interns/volunteers, archiving, and systems maintenance.

Chris is an affable extrovert with a passion for social justice and has a natural talent for connecting with people from all walks of life, genuinely enjoying taking on new
challenges and collaborating with colleagues and peers.

Nicole Plastino – Treasurer

Nicole Plastino is a dedicated inter-disciplinarian who currently works in the museum field. Her professional background includes some fascinating hands-on history, including working as a field assistant for multiple archaeology projects, as a conservation intern for historic preservation, and a videographer and support person for various causes. Nicole holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Religion Studies from Pacific Lutheran University.

Sabrina Roach – Member At-Large

Sabrina worked in public media for eleven years before joining the Doer program at Brown Paper Tickets in early 2011. She worked at KUOW and KBCS in various capacities, including production, development, membership, marketing and community engagement. Sabrina was recruited to the Brown Paper Tickets Doer program to focus on public interest media organizations and independent projects in the US and Canada. She specializes in earned income, social giving, community engagement, and is leading Brown Paper Tickets’ multilingual national campaign in support of low power FM applicants. She serves on the boards of the Seattle Globalist and this ACMNWR Board, the steering committee for the first Washington State Digital Inclusion Summit, and is a crowdfund curator for Philanthrogeek.

Cheyenne (Shy) Allott – Member At-Large

Cheyenne (Shy) Allott is a veteran of the comic and pop culture industry, and has been serving in marketing and events roles for almost a decade. Currently a Senior Account Manager at Bonfire Marketing in Portland, Oregon, Shy brings a deep understanding of marketing, sales and event management to the Alliance for Community Media Northwest.

Passionate about inclusivity & representation, Shy has long advocated for social change and awareness in various mediums.

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