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Board of Directors

Francisca Trujillo-Dalbey, Ph.d

Francisca Trujillo-Dalbey, Ph.d

Franki became the Director of the Board in September, 2015.

Franki Trujillo-Dalbey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Intercultural Communication from Marylhurst University. She went on to complete a Master’s in Intercultural Communication and then a doctorate in Urban Studies & Community Development from Portland State University, while a faculty member in the Communication Studies department. Prior to teaching intercultural communication, interpersonal and conflict management (among other courses), Franki was a Senior Civil Rights investigator for the State of Oregon for seven years, and was a Co-Principal of Communication Works where she did intercultural training, consulting, and cross-cultural workplace mediation. She also worked in various employment-related programs focused on disability and other work-related issues. After more than 20 years, Franki returned to the Oregon coast, necessitating her resignation from the Intercultural Communication Institute as the Associate Director of Education and Training, and Coordinator of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. As KYAQ’s new Board President, Franki applies her skills as an organizer, community developer, and not-for-profit board experience to the radio station. In her leisure time, Franki can be found playing electric bass with her dance band, The Dalbey Gang, hanging out with her husband and two dogs, and enjoying her children and grandchildren.
Deanne Dunlap
Deanne Dunlap

Deanne Dunlap is the owner/operator of Gallery Briseno in downtown Toledo.  She has been very active in the Toledo Main Street organization, the Toledo Thursday Market, KYAQ fundraising, and many other community activities.  She was elected to the Board in September of 2015.

John Edstrom

John Edstrom
JE spent about 30-years researching the pharmacology, biology, and physics of neural systems in various places, coming eventually to HMSC as a pharmacology research associate for about 10 of them. Another few years were spent with a Seattle software consulting company specializing in developing and deploying community portals for various service-oriented organizations. In the past he volunteered for several years with St. John Ambulance. He is a founder, past president, treasurer, and life member of the Quickdraw Animation Society, an artist-run animation co-op, in Calgary, AB, and now works with sundry local volunteer groups in the Newport area.
Carolyn Crandall

Carolyn began her political activism in 1992 working on Bill Clinton’s campaign with her husband Steve Crandall, also a KYAQ Board of Director’s member.
In 2004, they joined the Democratic Club of Camarillo in California and served in many different capacities including Members-at-Large, Fund Raising, Veterans Issues, Social Directors, Vice President, Program and then co-Chairs in 2012 and 2013. The Crandall’s opened and managed a campaign office in 2008 where they shared office space with local candidates. They are currently on the Lincoln County Democratic Party’s Campaign Office Committee, and that office will be opened in 2020.
Carolyn has written many articles, letters to the editor and has been published in newspapers and magazines, loves to garden and rode her own Harley for 17 years. She is currently on the Fund Raising Committee with KYAQ, a member on the Lincoln County Community Health Council, on the Fund Raising Committee for the Lincoln County Democratic Party and is involved in many other volunteer projects.
Carolyn retired from Farmers Insurance in 2015 and moved to Newport, Oregon with Steve, where they remain engaged in political activism and host “Stronger Together” on KYAQ 91.7FM.


Steve Crandall
Steve Crandall began his political activism in 1992 working on Bill Clinton’s campaign.
In 2004, he joined the Democratic Club of Camarillo in California and served in many different capacities including Member-at-Large, Fund Raising, Veterans Issues and then co-Chair in 2012 and 2013.Steve, a Vietnam veteran, founded and chaired the California Central Coast Chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War during which time he wrote articles for Veterans Today and The Veteran. The CA Chapter tabled at fairs where they educated the public about veteran’s issues.  Steve also wrote articles for LA Progressive and has been published in many newspapers, on line blogs and magazines.
Steve retired in 2015 and moved to Newport, Oregon, where he remains engaged in political activism, including the 2016 – 2018 Vice Chair of the Lincoln County Democratic Central Committee. He and his wife Carolyn, host “Stronger Together” on KYAQ 91.7FM.



Amy Greer

Amy Greer and Kelly, her husband, moved to Newport in 2012 after living in Bend for 20 years. She spent many years as a bank manager and is now a self-employed accountant, with a BBA from the University of Texas. Most recently she was a CPA preparing tax returns, but decided to give that up to have more fun!   Over the years she has volunteered for many non-profit organizations, including Redmond Kiwanis, American Business Women’s Assoc., Human Dignity Coalition, and Oregon Boating Foundation. Kelly retired from 35 years in the Forest Service and is now busy managing the Newport Farmers Market. They hope to be active in the community for many years to come.



Barbara Turrill

Barbara Lee Turrill is a singer/songwriter and guitarist from the central Oregon Coast, performing at local cafes and restaurants.  Her musical travels have taken her from one side of the country to another, from a solo  career, through several band experiences and most recently as part of a trio, performing original and new folk.  She also plays a resonator mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar in the band The Dalbey Gang in the Newport area.  Barbara Lee just released her first CD, called “Southbound Door,” which she is happy to say was “50 years in the making.”  Before moving to Oregon, Barbara Lee lived and worked on the East Coast, including 5 years at WGBH FM, public radio in Boston, and one year at WGTE FM, public radio in Toledo, OH.