Zoraida Brown

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

Promotions Assistant

My name is Zoraida Brown. I have a wonderful husband, three amazing children, two beautiful grandchildren, and an awesome Goddaughter. I love Jesus and my passion in life has always been working with children, but I didn’t start there. My first work experiences were in retail management until I soon realized how much I loved children.

After moving from Virginia to Orlando, I received an Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and was blessed to work with children for over 15 years. In that time my health prevented me from fully working with children. I was sad, and not sure of God’s plan for me, but He truly showed me His plan is always greater.

I began volunteering at the Z three years ago and volunteered during fundraisers before starting in events. I won breakfast with Ellis and Tyler at the Dream Team garage sale, and during breakfast, I found out I had been listening to Ellis on the radio from Connecticut to Virginia – Hope too!!

Now, God is showing me that I can still do my passion by serving Him at the Z, helping to minister to families and see some amazing kiddos along the way!! God is so good!

Sarah Cowles

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Director of Promotions

Sarah is a Florida native, born and raised in West Palm Beach where she attended Palm Beach Atlantic University and received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing, graduating with high honors. She has been involved in marketing, events, and hospitality for 9 years and has a passion for creating world class experiences while cultivating an atmosphere to exalt the name of Christ.  Sarah’s experience in promotions began with her work in the world of political fundraising for presidential, senatorial, and congressional campaigns. She furthered her experience in marketing and events working with both the American Red Cross and the Navigators.

She has enjoyed listening to Z88.3 whenever possible since learning about the station during her college years, tuning in whenever she drove near or through the Orlando area on her various road trips across the state to visit family in Tampa and Jacksonville. Road trips have become one of her favorite means of travel, prompting a personal goal to drive through all 48 of the contiguous US states at one point or another.

Sarah recently moved from Colorado to the Orlando area with her husband Evan, and is excited to join the Z team.

Sarah loves cooking, gardening, and ballroom dancing. She is also an avid traveler and enjoys learning about history through first-hand experience; she has checked off Japan, Israel, England, Scotland, France, and most recently Mexico from her travel bucket list.

Walter Lopez

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Manager of Information Technology

Stephanie Bell

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Volunteer Coordinator

Stephanie is a transplant to Florida, moving to the Orlando area a little over 5 years ago. Before that time, she lived in Indiana, graduating from Purdue University, and then spent several years serving alongside her husband, Jeremy, at a church in New Jersey. While she still loves the sight of palm trees, she admits she is not quite yet accustomed to I-4 traffic!

They now live in Eustis, where Jeremy is the pastor at Northland Lake County Church. They have 3 of the most amazing boys… Caden, Logan, and Ryan, and enjoy going to Sea World and Aquatica as a family whenever they can. They enjoy roller coasters, water parks, playing Wii games with the kids, and any time they can get away on a cruise!

Stephanie is passionate about her family, her community, worship (both with her voice and her life), people, and providing support for teams and volunteers to be able to serve God most effectively with their gifts. Stephanie found her way to the Z through doors that the Lord had clearly opened, and she is excited to continue to champion the people around her and get to know more about this wonderful Z family!

Brian Kerkan

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Director of Engineering

My interest in broadcasting started early in my life. At age 7, I passed my amateur radio test and received my first license.

My radio career started at a small AM station in Pittsburgh when I was 13. It was an AM daytimer and I still remember signing the station on, and the warm glow of the tubes in the RCA transmitter. I constructed my first studios there and had my first opportunity to work with audio processing. Back then, the Audimax and Volumax were in use, but I remember building circuits to shape the audio. I always believed that it was important to stand out with a loud, clean, and bold signal that stood out from the crowd. Just as you would listen to sound systems and pick the best sounding speakers to take home, good broadcast audio can attract and keep listeners.

I was never satisfied with just being average. In my 20's I worked at the first rated station in Pittsburgh which at that time was a top 20 market.

I was always looking for a signal that stood out from the others. Back then, most processing advantages were through hardware modifications, such as changing capacitors in the crossovers to get a deeper bass sound, or careful selection of pre-processing such as the Texar Prism, and multi-band compressor/limiters.

Over the years while vacationing in Florida, I was always impressed with the quality and programming of Z883. It is a blessing to now be a part of the team.

I am an active member of the SBE, and hold several IT certifications from Microsoft and Cisco Systems.

Madison Salter

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Receptionist

Madison is a 2019 Lake Brantley High School graduate who enjoys doing things like writing books, listening to music, or playing games like The Sims or Overwatch in her free time. On the weekends you can find her usually working around her house, and helping with babies and toddlers at her church!

She has been called by God to become a Deaf Education Teacher and knows that the Z is one step that will help launch her ever closer to that goal. She plans on attending the University of North Florida to complete her goal and to continue to help others towards the light of Jesus.

Kailey Simpson

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Worship Leader

Kailey is an Orlando, Florida native and loves this city! She and her husband (Ryan) were married in the fall of 2013, and are both worship leaders. They enjoy writing, leading, and serving together in their band, Loyal Worship. In their free time, they love to snuggle with their cat Moonracer, go to Disney, be in the outdoors, or watch anime. For many years, Kailey was a part of the Northland Church family, serving as their worship leader in student ministries and weekend services. She now attends Northland Lake County with her husband, who serves as their worship leader. In June of 2019, she will be finishing up a master’s degree in theology and ministry through Fuller Seminary, and excited to continue in her passion and calling to utilize the arts to create environments where people can engage with God in fresh and genuine ways. Kailey loves that she gets to do this at the Z!

Coppelia

Monday, March 25th, 2019

Z88.3 Afternoons with Shadow and Coppelia

Coppelia is thrilled to join the Z Crew in Orlando, where she will co-host Z88.3 Afternoons with Shadow and Coppelia. She’ll also be the Program Director for La Z 102.5, Z’s new Spanish sister station.

Coppelia started her radio career in Puerto Rico on The Rock Radio Network. She left her home island to pursue radio dreams in California when God opened a miraculous door for her at K-LOVE and Air 1. A few years later, Coppelia moved to Houston, TX to host the KSBJ Morning Show and later the Afternoon Show before taking a break to focus on blogging, speaking and leading worship. God called her back to KSBJ’s sister station, NGEN Radio, where she hosted the midday show.

When she’s not on the air, you can find Coppelia trying to catch up with her kids’ sports activities! She also loves serving in church with her hubby, leading worship, speaking at women’s events and blogging. Now that they are in Orlando, you’ll probably find her hanging out with her equally-Disney-obsessed sister at Disney World!

Clara Winborn

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Graphic Artist

Clara grew up in Central Florida listening to the Z and never dreamed she would get to one day be a
part of the creative team. She graduated from UCF with a degree in Graphic Design in 2017 and
became a designer for Z88.3 in 2019.

She is married to Kiefer Winborn and has a beautiful daughter, Wilhelmina Joy.

Daniela Cuevas

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Receptionist

How great are your works, Lord, how profound your thoughts! Psalms 92:5

I praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made, Your works are wonderful, I know that full well! Psalms 119:14

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, and blessed to call Florida her home, Daniela is so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to be the Z’s receptionist. Understanding how amazing God is, and how wonderfully His works are, having the Z be a positive influence in her life, she never imagined how doors would open for her to be part of the team. She’s excited to meet new people and interact with them. She is ready to greet you by phone, or in person, and give back to the community from all the blessings she has received.

On the weekends, you may find Daniela spending time with her lovely family and 2 wonderful kids- either at soccer games, running meets, or at an Orlando Magic game. She would also be serving at her church where she works closely with the Kids and Youth ministries. She will also be spending quality time with friends. Serving the community, and being part of what God has called for her life, is a privilege and an honor! This is why she is very grateful for what God is doing through her life and loves how amazing His works are which has allowed her to be part of this great ministry in Central Florida.