Hi there! Radio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first on-air performance was at the age of three on a jingle in Temple, Texas. From then on, despite a professional journey that has lead me through Theatre, TV, Media Research and more, Radio has always been my first professional love. I also enjoy, and am an advocate for, the arts in all its various forms. I grew up in a creative household, and I have natural attraction toward wordsmithery and creative endeavors. My basic life philosophy can be summed up in the words of the great Bill and Ted: “Be Excellent to Each Other.” In addition to classic rock and music, generally-speaking, I also dig writing, history, documentaries, films, good acting, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait.... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t dig, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also like to cook and have a certificate in plant-based nutrition, but I'm a "selective omnivore." I’ve lived all over Texas, but after receiving my BA in Theatre and Communication from McMurry University, I came back home to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you on Classic Rock, 96.1.
My Dad Inspired My Love Of Music
Some of my happiest memories of him were when he would get out his guitar and play for us. Any moment at home could become a mini-concert. Happy times.
Southside Park In Tyler Is Going To Be Better Than Ever
Southside Park will become more inclusive and fun for all of our kids--which are what parks should be all about. Well done, City of Tyler.
This Weekend Is Tyler Civic Theatre’s Opening Of ‘Mamma Mia!’
Yes, this is that movie you've heard your significant other or family member rave about. Set to the music of ABBA, this musical is coming to the stage in Tyler.
Love Ink? Check Out The Tyler Tattoo Expo This Weekend!
Hey, this may be what inspires me to finally find the courage to get the little tattoo I've pondered having eternally etched on my wrist or ankle.
Don’t Like Your Life? Make Your World Bigger
Life begins to feel shallow if we're not filling it with anything else except ourselves. Reach out to someone you love. Find something to be passionate about.
A Few Ideas For Celebrating The Summer Solstice
Whether it's catching fireflies, making homemade lemonade, night swimming, or stargazing--or enjoying beers with BBQ, there's many ways to celebrate summer.
A Letter To Summer In East Texas From A Cool Weather Lover
Yes, it's still mild and you're lovely. But we know how this story goes. Soon, the days that feel like living in a giant sauna will be here. Take it easy on us?
Feeling Blue? I Recommend A Twenty-Minute Walk ASAP
I finally just flung on my walking shoes, grabbed my ear buds, and out the door I went. It took about seven minutes before I started to feel my mood lighten.
‘The Times They Are A’-Changin’–But Why Do We Fear Change?
It's natural to be nervous about the unknown. Yet, we can choose to be cautiously optimistic while educating ourselves about the changes of our time.
A Few Thoughts From Tara On Open Spaces & Minimalism
As I've been walking through the almost-finished, but still mostly empty rooms of my home, I've experienced a sense of calm and sanctuary. I love that feeling.
Remember To Take The Back Roads, Too
Maybe it was the song on the radio or perhaps something inside me just needed a break. So, when I came to that stop sign, I turned left toward the wilder roads.
Learning A Second Language Is Good For Your Brain.
It can enhance your problem-solving and multi-tasking abilities, encourage creativity, and improve your communication skills in your FIRST language.