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.
Does Watching Scary Movies Actually Make Us Feel…Better?
Perhaps part of it was realizing that whenever I walked outside, the chance that I would be confronted by a hungry zombie mob was generally a small one.
Impress Your Date With A Revitalized Version Of “Dinner & A Movie”
It could be as simple as pairing a simple spaghetti dish with a nice red wine and the Godfather series. Or how about pairing BBQ with Lonesome Dove?
It’s OK To Make Small Changes–They Often Lead To Big Ones
Even the smallest changes you make toward whatever goal you're seeking to accomplish--if you maintain those consistently--you'll be amazed at what you can do.
Crazy Day…Week…Life? Stop And Take A Moment
Sometimes it's the little things: The stream of tiny stressors plaguing our days like a million metaphorical mosquitoes during an East Texas summer afternoon.
Celebrate Freedom July 4 In Longview With A Festival & Fireworks
Enjoy a variety of entertainment including activities for the kiddos, amusement rides, and an outdoor concert featuring Uncle Kracker for FREE.
The Potential And Energy Of Empty Spaces
I'm not going to be in a hurry to re-fill every nook and cranny. I'll start with the necessities and add only what I find to be truly meaningful and beautiful.
Faulkner Skate Park Grand Opening Coming July 13!
It's just the first phase of a larger project. We've heard from city officials that the goal is to create a regional hub for skaters all throughout our area.
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.