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 a 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 music, of course, I also love writing, history, documentaries, films, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t love, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also enjoy culinary endeavors in the kitchen 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 to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you on 101.5 KNUE.
Favorite Quarantine Snacks: Why Did Popcorn Become So Popular?
I'm listening to the popping in my microwave and I start to wonder. How did popcorn, of all things, became such a go-to snack for us. Where'd that get started?
Got A Winter Cold? What’s The Best Medicine?
If this one pill can knock out my fever, headache, and cough, isn’t that better? Not necessarily.
Why Does Slicing Through Wrapping Paper Make Us Feel Good?
There's something about the sound when slicing through the paper. Some say it's almost sensual. (Oh my.) It "causes a sort of low-grade euphoria."
Grown-Ups Like Gifts That Make Them Feel Like A Kid Again
So, yeah--we need some practical things, too. However, if you really want to delight someone you love--get them something FUN!
Need Gift Ideas For The Tech Lover In Your Life?
We all have at least one in our family or circle of friends. The tech lover. For these forward-thinking individuals, a scarf just won't do.
Sometimes, It’s OK To Embrace A Little Messiness
I'm not naturally organized, so I have to focus on making edges straight and surfaces sparkly. WHICH is why, this particular habit of my cats drives me crazy.
When Customers Complain, Here’s What They REALLY Want
There was a "Customer Rage" study done in 2017 that dug in to find answers to these questions. Here's what to do to make things right as quickly as possible.
Why Getting Enough Vitamin D Is So Important For Your Health
There may also be a connection between getting enough vitamin D and the health of our tissues, nerves, skin, pancreas, and immunity to disease and sickness.
Halloween Is Coming: So, What Scares You The Most?
Can we all agree that scary clowns are horrifying? Yes? OK, great let's proceed. By the way, the proper term for fear of clowns? Coulrophobia.
Watching Horror Movies Could Relieve Anxiety
I used to worry that those images would sear themselves into my sub-conscious forever and I'd be scarred irreparably.