Would you buy a used car from this man?
That's good, because I don't sell used cars!
I grew up imitating '60s Top 40 jocks which had absolutely nothing to do with landing in radio. Since 1979 I've been working with businesses to develop effective marketing campaigns utilizing radio and other mediums. I'm a member of the founding staff of Mixx 96.1 and bring over two decades of marketing and promotion experience in the Southwest Washington market to businesses.
I grew up in Tacoma but spent 10 years living in the Seattle area. I am thrilled to be back in the South Sound in general and Olympia specifically. Community is very important to me and is one of the main reasons (in addition to proximity of family of course) I chose to relocate my family to the Olympia area. The deep roots Mixx 96.1 has with the community and the opportunity to partner with local businesses and organizations are some of my favorite things about working for the station. I am passionate about developing creative ways to support local organizations in reaching their goals.
I grew up in Centralia but have lived in Seattle and Southern California. I love Olympia, however, because of its size and close proximity. I came back here to raise my children in a small town atmosphere. I now have three grown children who have spread far and wide across the country.
I started out as a "Loyal Listener" and heard that they were looking for an advertising executive. I applied for that position, and I guess my enthusiasm helped get me the job. I love the station and I know a lot of other people do too. I hear it everywhere I go! I have to believe in what I am selling and that's great because I know our listeners and advertisers do too!
I started as a Mixx 96.1 long-distance listener from Astoria, where I grew up. I moved to Olympia when I married, and it's great having our home in this vibrant, lively community. We are dedicated Seattle Sounders fans and also enjoy Triumph riding on the weekends.
Originally from Ohio, I came to Washington in 1995, fell in love with it here, and stayed. When I arrived I was an activities director but a year later went into advertising/marketing, and I’ve been in the industry ever since. It’s a perfect fit for me because I love meeting new people, helping others succeed in business, and being involved in the creative process it takes to create a great advertising campaign.