Meet the team
The Leadership Team
Chief Business Officer
Paul Goldsmith has served in non-profit management for over 15 years. Before co-founding Vidare, he founded Goldsmith Media Group with a focus on Christian radio program consulting. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Marketing for CURE International. Under his leadership, the team created CURE’s first monthly giving program that grew 10x in 3 years. In addition, Paul spent nearly a decade at K-LOVE and Air1 radio non-profit networks, where he served as Program Director and oversaw the on-air fundraising efforts for Air1.
Chief Client Officer
Bill Scott has been fundraising for 35 years with non-profit organizations, having hosted, consulted and coached over 500 fundraisers in virtually every state in the United States, plus internationally in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Egypt, having generated over $250 million in revenue. Over his 37-year career in radio, Bill has been involved participating in and launching successful media ministries such as Dawson McAllister Live, as well as running his own syndicated radio ministry, ZJAM Youth Ministries. Bill is also a certified life coach in the area of leadership, executive, and stress management coaching.
Chief Creative Officer
Dave Kirby is a veteran of almost 40 years in radio, both in programming, consulting, and on air, where he hosted a #1 morning show in Tampa, FL. Since 1996 Dave has owned his own production company, iBelieve Media, focused on audio, direct mail, and social media content creation for brands like Compassion International, EMF, and others. He has also worked over 500 radio fundraisers across the US and internationally as both a host, producer, and coach, resulting in more than $250 million in revenue for client stations. “1 Simple Thing,” his business podcast, generated over 1.2 million downloads in just over 2 years and led to connections with some of today’s leading minds in business, marketing, and personal development.
Director of Operations
Katie Rose has spent 15+ years in Christian radio. Her voice was heard on Way FM’S Mornings with Brant and The Wally Show. She also served in programing as Way FM’s Network Music Director. Katie has spent the past 8 years as a dedicated manager and the Director of Operations for The Well, a nonprofit coffeehouse where she launched 6 locations as well as built a strong brand and team.
Senior Fundraising Specialist
Garrett Michaels is a broadcast veteran of over 30 years. He is an award winning voice talent and has hosted top rated AM and PM drive shows in Christian and secular radio from the midwest to our nations capital! Doing life behind a mic and coaching others to do the same is his passion! Garrett has programmed and helped lead on-air teams at some of the most influential Christian radio stations in the country, helping them expand coverage and reach more listeners for Jesus. He has over 20 years of fundraising experience, which allows him to effectively coach radio teams and help them streamline their communication styles, strategies and on-air approach.
Creative Services Coordinator
Geoff Kirby (yes…THAT “Kirby”) spent his entire life growing up a “radio station rat”, watching his father work at stations all over the country. He’s spent the last 20+ years working in multiple creative fields, from artist management & record producing, to digital publication, graphic services, website development, and extensive training in audio engineering and podcast production. When the work day is done, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 girls, all of whom enjoy grilled meats, video games, and many hours of Japanese animation.
Major Donor Consultant
Paul Anthony Schmitz has 30+ years of Christian radio experience including on-air, programming, management, fundraising, and major donor development. He launched and helped to grow WAY-FM’s major gifts program. Recently, he started a non-profit called ShowerUp and now serves as executive director. Because he understands the challenges of fundraising, especially major gifts, he also helps non-profits to have the tools and confidence to raise more money and tell better stories.
Digital Strategy Consultant
Brian Curee, the CEO of Killer Bee Marketing, is a Digital Strategist expert with a proven track record of helping radio stations, and non-profits remove confusion, deliver clarity and create a plan to improve goal conversions on digital platforms. He has completed Donald Miller’s StoryBrand Marketing Roadmap and has a degree in Computer Science and Theology. He has worked in the digital field professionally since 2006 and has served the Christian Radio Industry since 2013.
Maryanne Goldsmith spent 10 years as a public school music teacher before transitioning to working in the nonprofit world of music and arts. As with all things nonprofit, she has worn many hats including director, treasurer, and program manager. In 2020, she joined the Vidare Creative team as manager of finance and in her free time, she still gives private piano and vocal lessons in her home.
Hosts & Coaches