Meet AINC staff and find contact information.
Meet AINC staff and find contact information.
303-786-7777 extension 4112
Kim began her association with AINC as a volunteer reader then joined the staff as the Director of Marketing in 2001. Kim became the Executive Director in November of 2018 when AINC’s founder, David Dawson, retired. Before joining AINC, she 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. She is a Colorado native growing up in Lamar.
Director of Development and Outreach
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4104
Penn Street lost most of her eyesight at age nine from Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) after being bit by a rattlesnake. Growing up Penn discovered that Accessibility was the key to her community, career, and the possibility of living her best life. Being an ADA Coordinator, Outreach Managers, and a member of Development Teams for Colorado’s nonprofit organizations has allowed Penn’s Accessibility-Passion to become reality. Penn sits on the Ensight Skills Center Board of Directors, Member and a Leadership Trainer with Lions Clubs International, and is continuously involved in accessibility advocacy.
Listener Service Coordinator
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4108
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.
Senior Programming Manager
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4105
Alex is a Colorado native with a deep love for the mountains and a passion for music, playing bass in a local band. Holding a degree in Journalism and Media Communication from Colorado State University, Alex brings a unique blend of skills to AINC. Alex leads a team focused on delivering top-notch audio content. Alex initially joined AINC as a volunteer in 2015 and transitioned to a staff role in 2017.
Audio Production Technician
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4106
Evan started as an intern at the Audio Information Network of Colorado. Evan has been an AINC listener since he was around five. After graduating from Northglenn High school in 2020, Evan attended the independence training program at the Colorado Center for the blind for nine months. Evan enjoys fixing computers, making music, and going on hikes. In sixth grade, Evan began teaching himself audio production and now edits and works on the audio that AINC listeners hear every day. Evan currently attends Front Range Community College and is pursuing a degree in computer information systems.
303-786-7777 extension 4111
Brady Steffl is passionate about language and communication. He studied French, Spanish and education at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and after years of using writing as a creative outlet, he began writing professionally in 2012 at Kansas State University. There he was the Communications Coordinator for the physics department and split time between writing grants and other projects such as editing academic papers or textbooks. After moving to Boulder County in 2013, he began working as a grants consultant for area nonprofits. In 2021, he joined the AINC team.
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4110
Jonathan is a husband and father of three with a love for the outdoors. Over his 15 years, he has specialized in audio restoration, recording, mixing, and music composition. Storytelling through audio is a large part of his process. Every story has something valuable to take from it, and he believes in living a “15-minute” life. Jonathan has a love for audio gear and software and loves talking about all things from politics to hunting, to tech and philosophy. Oh, and he really loves Dad Jokes!
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 103
Lauren has a degree in Physical Science, with an emphasis in Chemistry and Physics, from Colorado State University. She held an internship doing forensic chemistry at the Wyoming State Crime Lab, and worked for a short time as a pharmaceutical chemist. Lauren quickly realized that this was not her ideal career path. Through volunteer work and studying traditional Thai and Chinese healing practices, Lauren recognized that connecting with people, especially when finding ways to help others, was her preferred way to spend her working hours. Lauren was born and raised in Colorado; she loves camping, animals, books, and travel. After college, Lauren moved to the arctic region known as Minnesota for a couple of decades. Now back in Colorado, close to family and mountains, Lauren’s excited to join the AINC family.
Contract Marketing Coordinator
After my 26-year corporate career came to an unexpected end in 2008, I decided to make the next chapter of my life about doing something I could be passionate about. As the Program Coordinator for a local nonprofit, I worked for nine years helping older adults who were blind or have low vision achieve more independence and a greater quality of life. When that nonprofit closed due to a lack of funding, it was a natural transition for me to join the team at AINC. I had been referring my clients to this important resource for many years. I am so thankful to be working with such a wonderful and valuable organization.
Outreach and Listener Services Coordinator
Office: 303-786-7777 extension 4107
Michael comes to AINC after a 20 year career in the Aviation industry. Which took him across the country and back to Colorado. He has a varied background From selling diamonds, to healthcare, to owning his own business. He is excited to be back in Colorado and extremely excited to work with people face to face again.
Beethoven, a goofy seven-year-old Standard Poodle, was born at the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, where he trained to be a guide dog. Just after his second birthday, Beethoven met Penn Street, and they began their journey as a team. Beethoven loves to travel, swim in waterfalls, hike tall mountains, and explore cities around the world with Penn. His impressive career has landed him star spotlights in newspapers, magazines, and newscasts. His new favorite pastime is curling up under Penn’s desk at the AINC office