Meet KFAI’s New Director of Development & Marketing: Sam Stahlmann

Meet KFAI’s New Director of Development & Marketing: Sam Stahlmann

KFAI is proud to announce Sam Stahlmann as our station’s very first Director of Development & Marketing. This position will provide the support and stability that KFAI needs to continue its programming for many years to come. Sam’s unique experience and demonstrated commitment to KFAI’s ideals make her exactly the person to lead this charge. Please feel free to read more about Sam below to get to know KFAI’s newest team member a bit better!


Sam Stahlmann­ (she/her/hers) is a musician, organizer, teacher, and DIYer born and raised in the Twin Cities. She is passionate about creating an intersectional music community and strives to uplift the voices and music of folks who have historically been silenced. She has been supporting KFAI’s mission and programming for many years and has even had the pleasure of hearing her bands played over the airwaves. As the former Co-Executive Director of the local organization, She Rock She Rock, Sam comes to us with a bulk of fundraising, grant writing, youth development, and strategic planning experience and knowledge.

Sam plays guitar, bass, and sings in the bands With Iowa In Between, Granddad and Cadence & the Wolf. She loves touring and traveling, and has even been to a live show in Tokyo, Japan. When she’s not busy with music, or a global pandemic keeps her from it, Sam enjoys cooking, watching TV, reading and snuggling with her cat, Ned.

Sam currently lives in Minneapolis on the land of Wahpekute & Sioux people.