Shauna Mckenna, Outreach and Events Director
Shauna and her husband, a Red Eye Broadcaster, David Rhodes moved to Nevada City in 2015 to fulfill their need to jump off of the Silicon Valley treadmill, smell some flowers and play some music. They were drawn here by none other than the KMVR radio station
Shauna grew up in a musical family. She loved playing music at a young age. She played piano for primary school aged children at church. She has fond memories of choreographing dances to Tennessee Ernie Ford’s song, “16 Tons”.
She found great pleasure looking at and playing her parents LP’s and dancing to the Flower Drum Song, Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, and Nancy Sinatra’s – These Boots are Made for Walking- Couldn’t wait to own a pair of white Go Go Boots!
Her eldest brother drove her to school from kindergarten through 6th grade, where she remembers wearing ear phones connected to an 8 track player-Getting an early exposure to bands like, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Super Tramp, The Allman Brothers, The Marshall Tucker Band and Santana
David and she support live music and love camping and especially camping at music festivals like Strawberry, Celtic & American River Music Festival.
Shauna is over the moon working at KVMR with Edy Cassel and is also working part time for Nevada County Habitat for Humanity.
Shauna is also extremely interested in improving community and farmer relationships and has volunteered for many years at non-profits supporting low income, underserved, migrant farming communities, providing education and cooking classes about diabetes, healthy eating habits and alternatives to sugar and low carbohydrate meal planning.
She is also an environmentalist who has volunteered for the San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center (SGERC) for many years, where she monitored the health of the local watershed. She has also volunteered for coastal cleanup day and participated in efforts to help the homeless. She is currently organizing and participating in local community events and fundraisers here with the South Yuba River Citizens League, Habitat for Humanity and with Sierra Harvest.