OUR BOARD of DIRECTORS

Jamie Klund – President, 2015-Present
Now in his eighth year as president. His favorite living blues artist is Buddy Guy, whom he met at Buddy Guy’s Legends in Chicago. Jamie’s professional life included 25 years as a publicity manager in major college athletics, 9 years as marketing manager at the Reno Cabela’s and as a fundraiser/grants officer at the Community Foundation of Northern Nevada, from which he recently retired.

jamie@renoblues.org

Steve Kaye – Vice President, 2022 – Present
Growing up in the Bay Area,  Steve developed his love of music visiting some of the iconic concert halls like the Fillmore Auditorium, Winterland, the Warfield, well you get the picture. He picked up his first set of drumsticks at age nine and has played in numerous bands through the years, mostly playing the Blues. “Blues is roots music, you can trace everything back to the Blues. It’s a pleasure to serve with such a talented group of people in the Reno Blues Society who have been Keepin’ the Blues Alive since 1993.”

steve@renoblues.org

Dave Mensing – Events Manager
Singer/songwriter Dave Mensing manages events for RBS when he’s not out playing his own gigs. Dave keeps the wheels rolling backstage and makes sure our shows maintain the quality which our audience is accostomed to.

Yvonne Deslongchamp – Secretary, 2022-Present
Longtime RBS member and volunteer extrodinaire, Yvonne wears many caps in her service to the Reno Blues Society.

Tom Colby – Treasurer, 2022 – Present

Corrin Keck – Sponsorship Coordinator, 2023
An avid Blues enthusiast and RBS member for many years. I recently joined the board to assist with fundraising and public relations. I enjoyed owning and operating a full-service advertising and promotions firm for over 20 years and still assist local non-profits and events with revenue development and promotion.

Elizabeth Mink – Music Grants, 2022- Present
Elizabeth has been a resident of the Reno/Sparks area for over 25 years. During that time, she has been a volunteer with Dale Carnegie Training, the Washoe County School District’s Read and Succeed program, the Odyssey of the Mind program, CYO sports programs and the Nevada Humane Society’s Hospice Foster program. She is, now, excited to be working with the RBS to bring music education opportunities to middle and high school students in Northern Nevada.

Roger Slugg – Historian
My parents were a dirt farmer in New York and a rock farmer in Maine. No wonder i have the Blues. After a career as pharmacist at the State Psychiatric Hospital and Blues host on KUNR public radio, I continue to have the Blues.
Roger is pictured here with Blues artist Sue Foley at 2022’s Battle Axe and Tracks music festival in Reno, NV.

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