You can reach any AINC staff member by dialing (303) 786-7777 and entering the extension listed in their profile below. Staff members can also be reached individually through an online contact form.
David Dawson, Executive Director & Founder (ext. 101)
David Dawson is the Executive Director and Founder of the Audio Information Network of Colorado. Prior to organizing AINC in 1990, David taught school, worked in vocational rehabilitation with the blind, and served with the Federal Government as a civil rights compliance officer. He earned his B.A. in Business and Mass Communication and his M.A. in Special Education and Public School Administration from the University of Iowa. In 2005 the Governor appointed David to be a member of the Board of Trustees for The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. He thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to serve as a volunteer on the board.
Contact David if you have questions, suggestions or concerns about the general management and administration of AINC or fundraising donations, suggestions and ideas.
Kim Ann Wardlow, Director of Marketing (ext. 112)
Kim Ann began her association with AINC as a volunteer reader in 1998. Prior to joining AINC in 2001, Kim Ann served as a Business Development Manager for GE Access, a Senior Marketing Coordinator for the URS Corporation and a Marketing Specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. A Colorado native, Kim Ann grew up in Lamar and earned her M.L.S Degree in Global Business and Culture and a B.A. Degree in International Studies from the University of Denver.
Contact Kim Ann for communications, media, and outreach. Kim Ann coordinates public speaking for AINC and is also available to speak to low vision support groups, consumer groups of the blind, professional organizations, service clubs and community groups throughout the state.
Kat Lindgren, Director of Volunteer Services (ext. 103)
Kat Lindgren began volunteering for AINC as a reader in 1995. Kat's education and background is in the field of holistic nursing with an emphasis on behavioral and educational psychology. Prior to joining AINC's staff in 2000, Kat worked as a Clinical Specialist for Arapahoe Mental Health Center, a Program Manager in Fort Collins for dual diagnosis clientele and as a nurse in both the state and private mental hospital sectors in California. Kat earned her B.S.N. from California State College in San Bernardino.
Contact Kat for information about volunteer opportunities at AINC, training for volunteers and the program schedule.
Pam McDonald, Director of Development (ext. 104)
After serving as a volunteer reader for two years, Pam McDonald became Director of Development for AINC in 1997. She also serves as a liaison to the Board of Directors. Pam earned her B.A. in English and Home Economics from Western Kentucky University. She taught junior/senior high school English and Journalism in Indiana and she was an assistant librarian in Louisville, Kentucky. After moving to Boulder, Colorado in 1983 she worked at the Betty Crocker High Altitude Test Kitchen and did extensive volunteer work with Girl Scouts, Boulder Public Library, Carnegie Library, the Colorado Music Festival, AINC and public schools.
Contact Pam if you have questions about grants, magazine and newspaper subscriptions that are read on AINC or suggestions for new programs.
Rossana Longo Better, Director of Spanish Language Services, (ext. 114)
Rossana attended the Bilingual American School in Ecuador, and has a Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communication from the Universidad San Francisco of Quito.
In her country of origin, she wrote, edited and published several magazine articles on topics that ranged from economics to culture. Since she moved to the United States with her family, she has worked as an interpreter in medical hospitals throughout the Denver area. She has extensive volunteer experience in public schools and excels as a conversational teacher in Spanish Language. Rossana is passionate about theater, photography, yoga, meditation and dancing.
Contact Rossana for issues related to Public Relations, Marketing, Media Outreach, Networking and building partnerships to better serve the Latino Community through AINC’s services.
Ryan Osentowski, Chief Production Engineer, (ext.105)
Ryan grew up in Kearney, NE and attended college at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, where he majored in broadcasting. He worked for the Gallup Organization as a telephone interviewer for three years and hosted a weekly program regarding issues concerning disabilities on a community radio station. He also served as the NFBNewsline Outreach Coordinator for the state of Nebraska for seven years.
In September of 2007, Ryan relocated to Denver where he attended the Ohio Center for Broadcasting. He worked for the Business Enterprise Program of Colorado and as a counselor for the summer program for blind youth at the Colorado Center for the Blind in the summer of 2014. In September of 2014, he was hired as the Chief Production Engineer at the Audio Information Network of Colorado.
Ryan's hobbies include cigars, writing, old-time radio, music and swimming. His favorite book is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. His favorite television show is Breaking Bad. His favorite movie is The Godfather.
Matt Kissane, Listener Services Coordinator (ext. 108)
Matt studied journalism at Columbia College Chicago and worked a semester internship for the Chicagoland Radio Information Service (CRIS), the area’s reading service for the blind. He wrote for several local weeklies and drove for UPS for 13 years before moving to Boulder with his wife, Becky, in 2004. He began volunteering for AINC in January 2010 and became an AINC employee in 2014.
Contact Matt to register for services, with questions about AINC equipment, or to schedule a time for equipment set-up.
Gina Rivera, Administrative Assistant (ext.100)
Gina received an Associate Degree in Multi-Media from Front Range Community College in May 2016. She is currently attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins for a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. She became an AINC employee in October 2016. Fluent in Spanish, Gina collaborates with Rossana Longo Better to promote AINC’s Spanish language programming. She also conducts AINC’s annual listener surveys.
Contact Gina with general questions, for assistance in Spanish, or to complete a listener survey.