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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Paul Goldsmith

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.

Bill Scott

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.

Dave Kirby

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.

THE TEAM

Katie Rose

Project Manager

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.

Colleen Bowers

Project Management

Colleen Bowers has a passion for people who are focused on delivering value and making a difference in the world. She has over 18 years of experience with numerous non-profit organizations such as Compassion, World Vision, and ChildFund. In 2006, she started a consulting and management company, One Step Entertainment, which supports a wide range of services in the live event, music, and non-profit industries. She has also spent time on the road organizing tours and representing non-profits. In her downtime, you can find her decorating homes and offices or spending quality time with her family.

Garrett Michaels

Senior Fundraising Specialist

Garrett has spent 30 years behind the mic, hosting morning drive for several CCM stations as well as the Program Director for many of these stations. For the past 6-plus years, Garrett has been the Network Program Director and solo morning host for the Family Radio Network based in Appleton, Wisconsin. His leadership allowed them to grow their network of stations and become the largest CCM network in the state. In the late 90’s, Garrett had the opportunity to begin helping radio stations with their fundraising, and he soon discovered a passion for it. Garrett not only developed and increased his own station’s fundraising, but he has also consulted, hosted and strategized with many CCM stations and other ministries across the country.

Geoff Kirby

Creative Services

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. His first foray into radio was calling in to Dave’s radio show with a good, wholesome joke before he was shuffled off to school; it simultaneously became both one of his fondest memories, and the beginning of what would be a 20+ year career in radio broadcasting and creative arts. From artist management, record producing, and running an independent record label, to digital publication,  graphic services, website development, and extensive training in audio engineering and podcast production, Geoff is a jack-of-all-trades for Vidare Creative. His favorite part of the job is using his God-given skills to help radio ministries and non-profits achieve the best results possible to spread the Kingdom to the furthest reaches of the globe. 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 HGTV.

Paul Anthony

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

Brian Curee

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.

HOSTS & COACHES

John Brock

Tracy Leek

Larry Walters

Doug Hannah

Stephanie Kay

Jeff Scott

Lisa Williams

Tom Lewis

Erin Ekstrand

Therese Romano

ADMIN MEMBERS

Maryanne Goldsmith

Accounting