Ari Kononov | Director
Ari has been involved with Program Council since he first stepped foot on campus. Ari began on Street Team and worked his way up from Street Team Coordinator to Assistant Director and now Program Council Director. In his free time, you might find Ari playing with his band, attending shows and festivals, and reading up on the latest happenings in the Music Industry. Ari is a Junior at CU majoring in communication with a certificate in Technology Arts and Media. Ari is very excited to be taking on a strong leadership position in PC and looks forward to the great things Program Council will accomplish.
Justin Douville | Business Manager
Justin is from Northern New Jersey and discovered his devotion to live music after coming to Colorado and experiencing shows at amazing venues like Red Rocks. He works independently doing management duties for a few local artists and performs as Program Council’s Business Director. Majoring in Accounting and pursuing a certificate in Music Technology studies, Justin wishes to work on the business side of live music.
Ashton Carr | Marketing Director

A New York native, Ashton has been working in music since before he graduated high school. He got his start as an intern at the historic NYC music venue, S.O.B.’s. Eventually working his way to become the Publicity Assistant there. He started on Program Council’s production crew and became the Marketing Director by the end of the year. Ashton is a Sophomore Marketing major in the Leeds School of Business. In his free time, you’ll find him listening to the latest rap, hanging out with friends, or rooting for the New York Yankees. Ashton is thrilled to be on Program Council’s staff and can’t wait to see you at all our shows!
Shelby Faulkner | Promotions Director
Shelby is a sophomore at the Leeds School of Business, double majoring in marketing and talent management. When she’s not connecting with sponsors for all of PC’s events, she’s going to concerts with her friends, shopping for records, or spending copious amounts of time on Tumblr. She’s so excited to be a part of program councils staff and hopes to learn a ton about ever aspect of the music industry!
Joe Zahorik | Club 156 Manager and Talent Buyer
This is Joe’s third year at the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Media Production and minoring in in Technology, Media, & Arts. Born in Denver, Joe loves to adventure around Colorado and hopes to stay in this state as long as he can! You can catch Joe going to shows around Colorado, especially at Cervantes Masterpiece in Denver, Red Rocks in Morrison, and of course Club 156 in the UMC. Come say hi and boogie!
Ely Hess | Production Director
Ely is in his Senior year here at CU and is majoring in Media Studies with a minor in Technology, Media & Arts. In his free time, Ely loves creating dirty U.K bass music and has a burning passion for all things production. Shoot him an email or stop by the office if you have a question about entertainment gear, events, or Program Council’s Production crew.
Katy Gumble |  Public Relations Director
Katy grew up nestled in the tiny valley of Telluride, Colorado where she’s been lucky enough to dance like a crazy person at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and work closely with SBG Productions at the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, the Durango Blues Train, and the Snowmass Mammoth Festival. She spends her free time taking pictures and watching movies. She also finds writing about herself in third person uncomfortable. Come say hi to her in the office!
Jackson Blanks | Security Director
Travel and language are what drive Jackson, and he is always looking for new music to take along for the ride. A sophomore studying IAFS, he loves looking at issues from different angles, and understanding the complexity of world we live in. With food and friends is where you’ll find him at his best.
Kali Landeros | Graphic Designer
Kali is a junior here at CU studying art from Sacramento, California. He grew up always loving to draw and as he got older, his love of art expanded from pencil and paper to anything and everything else he could get his hands on. He started doing graphic design here at CU Boulder his freshman year and has not stopped since. Kali loves to spend his free time sleeping, eating, playing video games, and snowboarding.
Scott Hicken | Street Team Coordinator
Scott is a Senior majoring in Media Studies. Growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, Scott spent his childhood heavily involved with a local performing arts studio where he sang and acted professionally. Later on, he developed an interest in electronic music and hip-hop and began producing and collaborating with artists in both genres. Scott has previously served as the Creative Producer of his high school’s TV station, a marketing intern for a virtual reality company, and most recently as a Social Media and Web Content intern for the City of Boulder. Additionally, he currently serves as the President of the Student Governing Board for his college. In his free time, Scott enjoys attending music festivals, hiking, and snowboarding. He is extremely excited to join Program Council’s crew and looks forward to developing a strong Street Team!
Cole Fenton | Old Main Director
Cole Fenton is a Junior at CU Boulder pursuing a major in Strategic Communications of Advertising, with minors in Business and Geography. Originally from Manhattan’s Meatpacking District where he interned at a few prominent environmental firms, Cole has developed an affinity for the mountains and spends most of his free time strapped into his skis. When he’s not busy double ejecting out of his bindings, Cole can be found discovering new music, going to local shows, or playing/watching hockey (GO RANGERS).
Veronica Mendoza| Film Series Director

Veronica is a Junior majoring in Film Production with a minor in Communication. She loves exploring new music through her job at Program Council and being able to bring the best movies to the PC Film Series. You can find Vern watching movies, making films of her own, or enthusiastically eating!
Amber Carrion | Assistant Production Director
Amber is a Colorado native and a Sophomore at CU Boulder, majoring in Sociology and Philosophy.  She currently is the assistant production director for Program Council.  She hopes to gain more experience in the music industry and continue on with Program Council all four years.
Ileana Rivera | Gold List Coordinator
Ileana is a freshman at CU, a film major with a focus on production. As a Colorado native, Ileana loves to climb, hike, and enjoy all the wonders Colorado has to offer. When she’s not watching movies or making art, she loves to go to concerts and work with friends on art, film, and music. Starting freshman year with Program Council, she’s excited for the music she’ll discover and the people she’ll be lucky to meet continuing on with PC. Stop by and crack open a cold kombucha with her, she’s quite the talker.
Colin Spaulding | Faculty Advisor
Colin works with a variety of areas in the Center for Student Involvement, including Program Council, student groups, leadership programs, and a variety of student events. When not on campus at CU, Colin likes to spend his time trying out new recipes, hiking in the woods, catching concerts, and collecting records.
Brandon Meyers | Secondary Faculty Advisor
Brandon Meyers is the Coordinator for Student Activities & Special Events in the Center for Student Involvement. After most recently serving a similar capacity at the University of Vermont, Brandon serves as secondary staff advisor to Program Council. He also advises Distinguished Speakers Board and several other student organizations at CU Boulder. Outside of his time at CU, he enjoys spending time traveling, kayaking, and catching Buffalo Sabres hockey games.