President / Station Manager (On-Air Weekdays 6am-10am)
Born and raised in Maine and lived in New England all my life! I started having a passion for radio in high school. I interned on a local sports talk show on WTVL-FM / Waterville, ME doing sports trivia. Then I began my full-time job at WWWA-FM / Augusta, ME in 1999, where I had the privilege of becoming the station manager for The Worship-FM Network. After 13 years of doing radio in Maine, God was leading me to help start-up THE Q90.1 in 2012.
I love to travel, especially to places with beaches and water! I LOVE Mexican food! I could eat tacos several times a week! I'm a big fan of all New England sports teams (Sox, Pats, Celts & B's). I enjoy swimming and playing volleyball. Oh and if you like playing board games or cards, I'm there!!! I love being with family and serving with my church family in student ministry and technology!
On-Air Personality (Weekdays 10am-2pm)
My wife, Nicole, and I got married in 2005 and we have a two daughters (born in 2008 and 2010). We also have a yorkie-poo who is a female, so I welcome male guests in our house at any time.
I have been in radio since the day I left college in 2001. I literally packed up my dorm room after my last final and drove the Uhaul to Maine and started my new career the next day.
Some things about me? I don't like coffee. I love pizza and um... pizza. I enjoy Cream Soda. I love watching and playing sports. The family dog? Yea, she is not theirs, he is mine. She loves me the best. I love hats and wear them whenever possible. I had a seizure in fall 2014 and my family has seen God work in amazing ways through that and since that situation. He if always faithful.
On-Air Personality (Weekdays 2pm-5pm)
I'm a recent graduate of Cedarville University's Broadcasting program and spent my summers in college interning within the Christian music business. I had the opportunity to intern with an artist manager, a record label, and a radio station, and have been working in Christian radio since graduating college in 2012.
I'm passionate about my Canadian fiancé, Brandon, honest music and honest conversations, and my Doberman/Shepherd mix, Timber. I love to travel (but I'm kind of sick of flying) and be outside (especially if it means a bike ride with my little brothers). I'm excited to hang out with you during the afternoons on The Q 90.1!
On-Air Personality (Weekdays 5pm-8pm)
Matthew did his first radio show on a pretend station in his bedroom at the age of nine. By 13 he was actually on the air at a college station in his hometown, he got his first paying job in radio in high school and has been doing it ever since!
Matthew’s a family guy who absolutely adores his kids — Arianna and Emerson.
He loves music, sports, techie gadgets and Jesus! He’s active in his church, serving as a Life Group leader for four years and as audio leader for the worship team for the past 13 years.
Matthew says, “I started The Uplift Radio Show after seeing so much depression and sadness in this world, people struggling, people hurting. There’s so much darkness in a lot the world around us. I wanna be a light in the darkness, an encourager, a hope dealer pointing people toward the ultimate hope — Jesus!”
On-Air Personality (Weekdays 8pm-10pm)
Jesus is my passion
I have a tribe of 6 amazing kids & and grandbaby and I have been have married to the love of my life for over 30 years! I am a strong advocate of foster care and adoption. We have fostered and adopted two of our beautiful girls.
My husband and I are College pastors and run an outreach in our city. We have a big Siberian husky/English Mastiff named Ezra, two horses, Narnia and Caspian, a cat, Stu, guinea pig, Lola, fish and soon more chickens.
I've been in radio since I was a teen. My first interview was Mike Love of the Beach Boys.
I've held a Koala (they're not as soft as you'd think) and fed Kangaroos!
A Favorite Verse: "The Lord your God is in your midst, He is mighty to save you. He exalts over you with joy, He quiets you in His love, He rejoices over you with singing!" Zephaniah 3:17
General Manager / Board Member / Treasurer
Ron Van Orden was born in New Jersey and has also lived in the Atlanta, GA and Lexington KY areas, before moving to Charlton MA in 1997. He has worked in several large multinational companies in sales, marketing, and regulatory areas. In addition he served on the board of two international companies, in Australia and the Netherlands. In 2007, He left work in these companies, to start two of his own businesses. He retired in 2016. After doing some volunteer work with The Q90.1 over the years, Ron joined the new management team with The Q in 2020.
Serving with the management team at the Q has truly been a blessing, "these are some of the finest people that I have had the pleasure of working with". He looks forward to working with this team and all our incredible volunteers to expand this ministry in Worcester County.
Office Manager / Board Member / Secretary
Cathy is the mother of two wonderful sons and the proud grandmother of four amazing grandchildren. She has lived and worked in Worcester County her entire life, holding mostly cashiering/accounting positions. She is currently an administrative assistant at Heavens Harvest Farm in New Braintree and serves in the WYQQ office.
Cathy began singing with her brother and sister at a very early age at the insistence of her parents. Music became a passion when she was in her teens. After singing in her church and high school choirs, receiving an All-State recommendation and winning the National Choral and Highest Achievement in Music Awards her senior year, she knew God’s plan for her future involved some sort of music ministry.
Cathy was first bitten by the “radio bug” in the 1990’s when she was a member of the group that God used to bring Worcester its first full-time Christian music station on 1230AM. Cathy served as the Financial Services Coordinator before and after this ministry transitioned to 90.1FM in 2003 and remains involved today.
Board Member / Vice-President
James was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Dallas, Texas. After moving to Worcester in 2004 he started a real estate brokerage that somehow evolved into a growing moving company. James and his wife Heather are blessed to have 23 employees and offices in Worcester, Springfield and another coming soon to Providence, RI. They are the parents of 7 wonderful children, 5 sons and 2 daughters. They have been associated with The Q 90.1 as Fresh Start - The Moving Crew, a business partner since 2013.
"It is an honor to serve on the board at The Q 90.1. We are excited to see what God will do through this station in Worcester, MA and look forward to many lives being changed and made whole."
Board Member / Chairman
Doug and Joanne have been married since 1984 and have raised three kids: Matt, Jonny, and Caroline. Pastoring Faith Church in Auburn, MA since 1989, Doug has devoted himself to making an impact in the community of Central Massachusetts by leading the church to live out the words of Jesus in the heart of New England. He has a passion to teach the Scriptures and to encourage people to place their faith in Jesus.
Prior to becoming the Senior Pastor of Faith, Doug graduated from Houghton College in Western, NY and then went on to get his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. When he’s not in the office, he’s either swinging clubs on the golf course or building something out of wood. His wife, Joanne, teaches music in Southborough and is part of the music team at Faith.