born October 3rd, 1957 in Spokane, Washington. Shortly
thereafter my family moved to the naval and air base at Adak, Alaska. As I grew through my younger years, life consisted
of sledding & building snow forts in the winter, then beach combing and
bicycling when the snow went away. One
thing I always had was music. My radio, a
hi-fi and portable phonograph, along with a lot of LPs and 45s. I hit the biggest city in Alaska just before
my 10th birthday, grew up, pursued passions and fell in love a
thousand times before leaving about 19 years later.
It was late 1986 when I left Anchorage to
become the executive director of the Grants Pass Boys and Girls club. As life went on I had children of my
own. My two boys fell in love with the
game of football and I became an announcer for their youth league. Through the Job Council I received a referral
to Grants Pass Broadcasting. As I sat
down for a "field interview" with Don Monette, it was apparent we both shared a
love of music and a gift of gab. With the approval of Big Jim (our founder) and
brutally honest voice and diction coach, I joined the family as an intern in
October of 2002.
rest, as they say, is history...