Team Mixx - Our Airstaff!
I started my adventures in broadcasting in 1990 as a Freshman at Timberline High School in Lacey. I started interning at the former KQ92 - AM 920, and six months later, finally got on payroll after management determined I wasn't going away quietly. After five years on the air as a DJ, sports reporter, and news reporter, I made my way to Tacoma to work as an engineer/board operator at KHHO - AM 850 with morning mixxer Ann D'Angelo. Eventually I branched into the video world of broadcasting, working in the TV departments at Emerald Downs, Fox Sports Northwest, Seattle Mariners, and the Seattle Sonics (RIP) and Storm. Moving back to Olympia in 2007 ignited the fire to return to my roots on the air where, besides Mixx 96.1. I also do local prep sports broadcasts for Eli Sports Network.
I grew up in Michigan and spent several years in Texas where I got my first radio job in 1980. I moved to the Olympia area in 1993, where I work for our local Timberland Library system.
For fun, I like being on Mixx 96.1, doing community radio (KAOS) in Olympia, collecting music, catching movies at the Olympia Film Society, and following Mariners baseball.
My wife Gina and I have three daughters between us: Mirelle, Emily, and Ina. They are smart young women and a blast to hang out with.
I am a true Pacific Northwesterner – born and raised in Tacoma, right here in the beautiful South Sound. I graduated from Foss High School and Whitman College. I moved back to Tacoma after college and am proud to have raised my son here as well. When I’m not at work, I spend time with family and have volunteered with some great organizations including PTA and Safe Street. I like to spend time outside – hiking, camping and kayaking. I’m also a ham radio operator, an activity my husband and I enjoy together. I first became interested in radio while at college. Although I majored in social sciences, I also had a show on the college’s radio station. It was more fun than I could have imagined, and I was hooked! I eventually studied broadcasting at Clover Park Technical College and landed my first “real radio job” here at Mixx 96.1 in the mid-1990s! Although I went on to work at a few other terrific stations, I’m happy to call Mixx “home” again.
I grew up on the mean streets of Hoquiam, where I developed a hardcore computer gaming habit and a love for music and schlocky horror films. I headed south to graduate school in Santa Cruz, CA, where I helped design and build Kestrel, a parallel computer for genetic sequence analysis. Burned out on school and perpetual sunshine, I returned to Washington and became a corporate drone, writing software to test designs for the world's largest chip maker. After 10+ years of soul sucking, I fell in love with the idea of being broke and decided to become a voice actor. I quickly realized I knew nothing about acting, so I began to study and perform, and eventually write, and I even made a little money doing it. Now I work as an actor, voiceover artist, writer, computer guy, and whatever else comes along, building my media empire from home in Yelm, close to family and my fabulous girlfriend Anita. I thank everybody at Mixx 96.1 for the opportunity and the help learning about the wonderful world of radio. Soft rock on, Olympia!