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Sara Chapell joined the KHNS staff in August, 2014. After graduating from Trinity College with a degree in Public Policy, Sara packed up her bags and moved to Fairbanks, where she worked in nonprofit management and volunteer development. Sara moved to Haines with her family in 2003. She has served on several local boards, including the Friends of the Library and Chilkat Valley Preschool. In her free time, Sara enjoys running, boating with her family and cooking healthy meals that don’t make her three children groan.
Amelia Nash was born and raised in Haines. It is possible that her obsession with radio is hereditary, perhaps from the great-grandfather on her mother’s side who ran a pioneer radio station out of his living room.
She is a fan of vinyl, Adobe Audition and very fine pens. In her free time she is an artist and an apologetic karaoke enthusiast.
Music is what brought me to radio but the fun and satisfaction of working with an organization that provides so much pleasure and education is what keeps me hooked.
I’m really happy to be part of KHNS and living in the Upper Lynn Canal.
I was raised in the heart of the Midwest, Lafayette, IN, where I finished an undergraduate degree in 1992. Originally from Denver, I’ve been in Alaska 10 years. Love the outdoors and sometimes wintering in a Mexican hacienda (a few weeks at a time).
I’m training my cat to snowshoe (just kidding). She hates getting her paws cold. Love new, old, traditional, alternative, bluegrass, but especially jam band Country music. Author of Alaska Journal — A Cyclist’s Adventure Tour in SE Alaska (1993).
Macky Cassidy moved to Haines in 2012. A Mat-Su Valley girl who did a stint studying Cultural Anthropology in Eugene, Oregon and dabbled in teaching has found her unfettered passion for ferocious grooves landing her the esteemed position of Music Director at KHNS.
Margaret Friedenauer has worked as an Alaska journalist for 12 years. After graduating from University of Alaska Anchorage with a degree in sociology and criminal justice, she started her professional career at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner as a copy editor and moved into a reporter position, covering health and social service, cops and courts and the military. She traveled to Iraq twice as a News-Miner reporter to cover Alaska troops deployed there in 2005-2007.
After marrying a Haines-born photojournalist, they moved out of state where Margaret worked for newspapers in Washington State and New Mexico and went back to school for a certification as a paralegal. They returned to Alaska and Haines a few years ago and Margaret worked at the Chilkat Valley News for several months before taking the News Director job at KHNS and starting a new adventure in public radio news.
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Chilkat Center for the Arts
One Theatre Dr, Haines, AK 99827
P.O. Box 1109, Haines, AK 99827
907-766-2020 in Haines
907-983-2853 in Skagway