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 was destined to become an entertainer! Most of my business life was spent in Wichita, Kansas where I worked in retail and the advertising business and traveled with a country band known as the Wichita Linemen. In 1999, my wife Jeannie said it was time to move, as she had hated Wichita since she was 10 years old, and she wanted to be near mountains and trees. We moved to Olympia with our three children, and I promptly went to work for Mixx 96.1. I've also served on the Board of Directors of The Salvation Army, YMCA, The Rotary Club of Hawks Prairie, and the Olympia Master Builders Association, where I was The Associates Council VP and the Chair of The Big Home and Garden Show for several years. I've received the Service Above Self Award from Rotary, Volunteer of the Week Award from the Volunteer Center, twice been named Associate of the Year by the Olympia Master Builders Association, and am currently co-chair of Business Showcase for the Thurston County Chamber of Commerce, where I also serve as an Ambassador. My creative side is served by writing musical images for advertisers and performing regularly with the Evergreen Christian Community Choir and Orchestra, where just about every Sunday you can see me perform on my hot pink guitar. I believe that radio is the most powerful form of media available today! I only want what's best for my clients and believe heavily in "gravitational marketing." If you want to find out about it, do not hesitate to call me at Mixx 96.1, 360-943-9937 x133, and I'll tell you all about it.
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 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.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, and two dogs and love the bounty of parks and nature trails Thurston County offers!
I started as a Mixx 96.1 long-distance listener from Astoria, OR, where I lived for over 40 years. I have three grown children, who are all music lovers. We support live music and theater performance. I moved to Olympia from Portland 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.
My work in sales comes naturally to me, and I enjoy supporting the needs of small business owners and participating in community events. My past sales experience includes travel across the U.S. providing products and services to military families and contract work, up and down the Oregon coast, supporting classical music performances. My favorite job was working as stage manager for a hot rod show at the Tacoma Dome.