I grew up in Eugene, where I developed a real passion for music and radio at a very young age. By the time I was 10, I was listening mostly to stations from Portland, and was inspired by some great talents. I wanted to learn everything I could about the radio business, knowing this was what I wanted to spend my life doing.
In high school, I was a student announcer at KRVM, and received my first paycheck from KDUK at age 17. I then spent 14 years working for KKNU/KMGE, and later, KEUG. As a side project, through the internet, I programmed the high school radio station in Oakridge from 1999 to 2010.
Over the years, I had an interest in KLDR, as I would always listen while traveling through Southern Oregon. I thought this would be the perfect station for me to get involved with. I made the move to Grants Pass in September 2011, to join the awesome KLDR team. It was the best move I could have made! In addition to my time on the air, I'm honored to manage the production and music programming department for the company.
In 2018, I finally met and married the love of my life; the beautiful Nikko. Together, we enjoy the laid-back Southern Oregon lifestyle. I certainly have been blessed, and am very grateful!