Executive Director, KAFM
Ramona worked in the for profit world all of her career before coming to community radio. She spent 25 years with City Market / Kroger in all levels of management, including store manager before getting her PHR and joining the training department. With the training department she traveled four states, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico, doing new program rollouts, training in coaching and employee development as well as all management level interviews.
In 2004 Ramona started as a volunteer with KAFM in her “spare time” managing the “night of” activities for the KAFM Radio Room and Lifelong Learning programs. This turned into booking all shows, on air promotion, posters, rentals and managing volunteers for any events still as a volunteer.
In 2011 Ramona came on staff as Creative Director, and then was promoted to Operations Director. After several stints as interim Director, she came on as Executive Director in the spring of 2015.
After many years of living in the high mountain country of Colorado and traveling for corporate training, Ramona loves being in the high desert of the Grand Valley and being able to travel just for fun. Ramona loves being involved in creating community for KAFM and spearheading membership and fund raising efforts and hosting her monthly Kosmic Voices radio show. For fun, she likes to travel anywhere, be outside under the stars, soaking in hot springs, and creating art.