The Team

KUPS is brought to you by these dedicated people


NAYRA HALJIAN

GENERAL MANAGER

Hi my name is Nayra (she/her)! i’m a senior, communication studies major and politics and government minor from Los Angeles, Ca. I’ve previously been the alternative music director and programming director for KUPS. come talk to me about Angel Olsen’s new album and anything Elliott Smith related!~ virgo sun ~ pisces moon ~ pisces rising ~

manager@kups.net

 

ALLISON CULLINEY

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hiiiiiii!!!! My name is Allison & I’m one of the co-alt directors here at KUPS. I’m also a 5th year geo major, so I guess you could say I’m into all sorts of rock(s)! This is my second semester working for KUPS, and I’ve had a show for 5 semesters where I play psychedelic & experimental music. On the rare occasion that I’m not listening to music, you can find me hiking, traveling, or identifying cloud formations. Come talk to me about rock, rocks, or anything in between!!

alternative@kups.net

 

HUGH SCHMIDT

PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR

Hey! My name is Hugh, I’m both a junior and your programming director this year at KUPS! This is my second year on core staff and third year as a KUPS DJ. I have a deep-seated love for college radio and love talking about it so please let me know if you have any questions! Outside of KUPS, I am a religious studies major with a history minor and I enjoy writing music and making zines. 

programming@kups.net

 

CAMERON FISHER

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Hello. I’m Cameron. I’m a senior English major and this is my second year working for KUPS and fourth as a DJ. My job is to keep the lights on. I enjoy post rock and post modernity. Cheers

-sent from my iphone

business@kups.net

 

ISABELLE WARNER

PRODUCTION

Heya! I’m Isabelle Warner, part of the productions team. I’m a senior majoring in Chemistry and French. This is my third year on the KUPS core staff. Pop me an email if you have any questions for how the booth works or are interested in the technical side of the radio station.

production@kups.net

 

GABI MARLER

CO-MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR

Gabi Marler is the Co-Director of Marketing and Promotions at KUPS. She is a sophomore Theater and Communications Major at UPS. Her hobbies include Bigfoot hunting and watching Muppet Movies. She loves her job and welcomes anyone to contact her with any questions they may have.

marketing@kups.net

 

MICHAEL CARTER

CO-MARKETING AND PROMOTIONS DIRECTOR

Hello! I am proud to be spreading music and knowledge via public radio with KUPS. Always trying my best to be on time, get paid, forgive, and rock n roll. Contact me with any promotional or marketing related questions or any question at all.

promotions@kups.net

 

HARPER SHAPIRO

WEBMASTER

I, Harper Shapiro, take a solemn oath to safeguard KUPS data. I am a senior, a Computer Science major, and above all, a friend. My life is epic.

communications@kups.net

 

 

LAWRENCE HUFFINES

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Lawrence Huffines has been a technical advisor since the 1990’s. He started the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and has worked on festivals, charity auctions, live events and concerts. In addition he was a Technical Theatre and International Baccalaureate  Film teacher at the Annie Wright School for a decade. He has also been the Operations Manager for summer concerts at the Chateau Ste. Michelle since 2001. He serves on a wide range of technical projects from the medical field to museums. Lawrence is a musician and has a passion for music of all types. When he is not working he enjoys playing music, DIY projects, painting and the culinary arts. 

operations@kups.net

 

MAXX COHN

SPECIALTY MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hey friends, My name is Maxx (he/him), I’m a senior, a SOAN major, and I’m the co-Specialty Music Director this year with Avery. My favorite episode of Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared is #4, my favorite film of the year so far’s been Midsommar, my favorite vine right now is “I wanna be a cowboy baby,” my favorite song of the year so far is “Cellophane” and my favorite comedian right now is Julio Torres. Come swing by my office hours sometime and you can tell me all about some of your favorite things too.​

specialty@kups.net

 

AVERY BEARDEN

SPECIALTY MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hi, I’m Avery! I’m a senior from San Francisco, California. I’m studying Sociology, Anthropology, and Communications. This year I’m sooo excited to be the Co-Specialty Music Director with Maxx Cohn !! I’ve been a DJ with KUPS since Freshmen year, having shows in both the Specialty and Hip-Hop genres. Fun fact, my very first show was a hip-hop show from 1-2 A.M. on Wednesday, before I had a 8 a.m. class on Thursday. Another fun fact: When I was 10 I broke my nose and the fire fighter that came and rescued me won the very first season of the bachelorette.

specialty@kups.net

 

ALEX DYSON

ELECTRONIC MUSIC DIRECTOR

Alex is our Director of Electronic Music. He loves apples, and is frightened by whales, horses, and other animals that are larger than himself.

electronic@kups.net

 

SAIHAJ BAJWA

HIP HOP MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hey my name is Saihaj, I’m the hip hop director at KUPS, I’m a senior and an English major, I enjoy lounging with my friends, making music, getting tibs and living la vida loca. The best moment of my life was when Tyler the Creator broke my foot at the King Krule concert.

hiphop@kups.net

 

ETHAN NICOL

LOUD ROCK MUSIC DIRECTOR

Hi, my name is Ethan, and I’m the Loud Rock MD at KUPS. My family now lives in San Diego, and I am on my second year here at Puget Sound. I am a business major with an Asian Studies Minor. Performance Jet Skier and Home Depot armadillo specialist, as well as a proud member of anti-vest bois all day. I love KUPS with all my heart, and love all of your shows. I listen to mostly Jeff Goldblum’s jazz album, as well as the soundtrack to Surf’s Up the movie. Thanks for tuning in to the Sound! Remember the Alamo! Whales can speak holographically!

loudrock@kups.net

 

CAT BARR

MEDIA DIRECTOR

Hey! My name is Cat Barr, and I’m the Media Director. I am a sophomore, and I am a Politics and Government major and an Education Studie​s minor. I have a really cute dog and I was once in a rodeo. Come hang out or ask questions during my office hours!

media@kups.net