I grew up on a farm outside of Stuart, IA but spent enough time in and around the metro when I was growing up that I still consider myself a “local.”
After high school I spent a few years getting a degree at the University of Iowa (almost enough that I should be called Dr.) and working for a group of radio stations in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area. A tour of duty in Chicagoland followed before I found myself back where it all began—here in Central Iowa. After several years in radio, though, I had begun to itch for something different which led to:
- Sales (I’m quite possibly the world’s WORST salesperson)
- Television (where I learned that I have a face for radio)
- Technical Writing (I specialized in writing for the technology field…and though I actually did enjoy it, it really was just as boring as it sounds).
The lesson: It’s best to not scratch an itch (you’d think I’d know that as much as I’m saying it to the kids during mosquito season)—and if there’s something you love to do…KEEP DOING IT!!!
In my free time I enjoy cooking, golfing and—most of all—spending time with my family. My kids Mia (9) and Riley (7) think I have the coolest job in the world…because I know all the OTHER people who work in radio (dad is not cool enough on his own).
If there’s ever anything I can help out with, don’t hesitate to drop me a line!