PDX Pop Now! is managed by a volunteer Board of Executive Directors and Coordinators. Each Director is responsible for overseeing a particular facet of the organization, including but not limited to Logistics, Fundraising/Sponsorship, Grants, Outreach, Booking, Compilation, Tech/Web, Volunteer Coordination, Communications and Design. In this regard, our Board operates in the capacity of a rotating volunteer staff.


    • Artistic Director: Yume Delegato
    • Booking Coordinator: Meagan Ruyle
    • Compilation Coordinator: Brian Nern

Portland Radio Project DJs

    • Hannah Fredrickson
    • Brian Nern
    • Meagan Ruyle

Festival Planning Committee:

    • Joel Christerson
    • Brendan Deiz
    • Yume Delegato
    • Bim Ditson
    • Hannah Fredrickson
    • Brian Nern
    • Annie Ostrowski
    • Meagan Ruyle

Development & Operations

    • Acting Administrative & Finance Director: Yume Delegato
    • Legal Counsel: Peter Shaver (Sound Advice, LLC)

Marketing & Media

    • Marketing Director: Sarah Eaton
    • Media Coordinator: Annie Ostrowski
    • Web Coordinator: Mike Elliott
    • Social Media Coordinator: Hannah Fredrickson

Volunteer & Outreach

    • Volunteer Director: Erika Breton

PDX Pop Now! Board

    • Yume Delegato, President
    • Meagan Ruyle, Vice President
    • Erika Breton, Secretary
    • Sarah Eaton


Brian Nern, Compilation Coordinator, was born and raised in Washington, DC. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show since 1990 he’s acted as both music director and program director at a public station outside DC, and worked in marketing for Elektra Records. He produced live sporting events for television in the mid-Atlantic region for 20 years before moving to Portland in 2015.
Brian joined PDX Pop Now! as a festival volunteer in 2017 and has been on the listening committee since 2018.
When not working his paying job as a Video Network Engineer he can be found volunteering for Portland Retro Gaming Expo, Portland Radio Project, attending local shows, or hunting for new and delicious food around Portland.

Erika Breton, Volunteer Director, came to Portland in 2006 to attend the University of Portland. There she was a DJ at KDUP and studied Elementary Education and Spanish. After graduating in 2010, she began teaching in a Spanish-English bilingual classroom and has been there ever since. Erika has volunteered with PDX Pop Now! since 2013 (at the festival and comp release party, and on the listening committee) and joined the Team as Volunteer Coordinator in 2015. When not in the classroom or volunteering, she enjoys live music, movies and pizza.

Yume Delegato, Artistic Director, volunteered for several years on the PDX Pop Now Booking Committee before joining the team as Compilation Coordinator in 2017. A Portland native, Yume is passionate about keeping the arts – especially local music – accessible to people of all ages and economic backgrounds. Prior to joining PDX Pop Now, he wrote the Live Music Blog for 94/7 FM KNRK and served for over a decade on the Planning Committee for the William Byrd Choral Music Festival. In his free time, he likes to hike and enjoy Portland’s ever-changing food and beverage scene..

All Board Members can be reached by email at

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