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Staff

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Coordinator of Volunteers
785-864-4604

Jennifer is the Coordinator of Volunteers for Audio-Reader. She joined the staff in 2004. In addition to managing Audio-Reader's approximately 400 volunteers, Jennifer coordinates the Audio Description program. She also serves as the secretary for board of directors for the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS).

Development Director
785.864.5336

Beth joined Audio-Reader in April 2016. Her background includes nonprofit program management, grant-writing, and fundraising. 

Nick Carswell
Program Manager
785-864-2686

Nick Carswell joined Audio Reader Network as Program Manager in November 2015. Originally from Ireland, Nick is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin with a M.Phil in Music & Media Technology. Nick's experience is in commercial and community radio as well as arts & culture non-profit organizations in USA and his native Ireland. Nick's interests also include music, history and travel.

Assistant Development Director
785-864-4634

Meredith has been on Audio-Reader's development team since July of 2014. Her experience includes over 10 years of marketing and risk-management in the energy sector. Additionally, she brings several years development experience from her time serving on a board that established a free health clinic in northeast Kansas. Meredith is honored to be a part of the Audio-Reader team.

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Outreach Coordinator
785-864-4625
Baehr Audio-Reader Center

Lori has been with Audio-Reader since August of 1990. She joined the staff as Program Manager and served in that capacity for 25 years, transitioning to Outreach Coordinator in June of 2015. Lori is first vice president of the Lawrence Noon Lions Club and serves as Administrative Assistant for the International Association of Audio Information Services.

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Web Developer
785-864-2238

Danny Mantyla is the web developer for Kansas Public Radio and for Audio Reader.

785-864-4612
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George has been the Telephone Reader Supervisor at Audio-Reader since 2006. In his previous position, he worked as a librarian, technical writer, and manager for a Kansas City-based financial services and technology company.

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Director
785-864-4603

Dan Skinner is the Director of the Audio-Reader Network. Dan is a native Kansan whose career took him away to manage public radio stations in Indiana, Ohio, and Texas.  Dan says "It's great to be back in Kansas. I'm honored to be serving my home state as the Director of both the Audio-Reader Network and Kansas Public Radio."

Administrative Assistant
785-841-3875

Susan Tabor has a background in social work, and has worked at Audio-Reader since 2003. She has been an Audio-Reader listener since the early 1970s.

Assistant Volunteer Coordinator
785-864-2685
Baehr Audio Reader

Lisa Werner  has been a member of the Audio-Reader family since March 25, 2013.  Lisa earned her bachelors degree from Fort Hays State University and is active in the Lawrence Noon Lions Club and Kansas JC Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood.   Lisa has been married to the love of her life, Rick, since 1988.  They enjoy spending time with their sons Ryan and Lucas, and tending to their menagerie of dogs, cats, and birds.  She loves having a job where she gets paid to help others and values her wonderful co-workers, the exceptional volunteers, and diverse listeners.    Lisa also likes spending time with friends, reading, swimming, cooking, and eating.  

 

 

 


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