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?
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.
A Case For Reading Storybooks And Fiction–Yes, Even As Adults
A story about a magical school where kids learn how to battle darkness isn't really about that one school or that one kid facing down that one danger, is it?
‘Out Of The Loop’ Offers An Evening Of True East Texas Stories
Spend an evening in downtown Tyler listening to true East Texas Stories presented by Tyler residents in their own words. The event is hosted by The Tyler Loop.
Have You Had Your DNA Tested Yet?
For some, it's a way to re-connect with something real. It feels like a way to say "hey, I come from somewhere and I am a part of a larger story."
‘Active Tyler’ Plan Focuses On A More Walk And Bike Friendly City
What is active transportation? A simple definition is transportation that is human-powered, like walking or biking. This is a growing trend in Texas cities.
Hey East Texas: How Are You Celebrating Texas Independence Day?
If there's anything Texans love, it's Texas itself. Ironically, Texas Independence Day can often be overlooked. This year, let's change that.
Wait…Video Games May Be GOOD For You?
Despite the concerns, research is showing some interesting results that may be good news for gamers.
SPCA of East Texas Hosts ‘Tinsel & Tails’ Fur Ball
Ring in the New Year and help the animals of East Texas at the 'Tinsel and Tails' Fur Ball, December 31. Enjoy cocktails, live music, a live and silent auction, and a champagne toast at midnight.
The Pegasus Project In East Texas Gives Horses Wings
The Pegasus Project is an organization of caring people in East Texas whose mission is to rehabilitate and care for horses who have been abused or neglected and get them ready for their forever homes.