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 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 classic rock and music, generally-speaking, I also dig writing, history, documentaries, films, good acting, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait.... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t dig, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also like to cook 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 home to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you on Classic Rock, 96.1.
Love Tacos And Local Stories? Take The Tyler Loop ‘Taco Tour!’
Join "taco expert" Octavio Tellez who will guide you to some of "Tyler's most interesting, authentic, delicious food—and the people and stories behind it."
TJC’s Street Fair Features Music, Workshops, Food, And More
What a fun way to spend an afternoon and evening, taking in vast artistic and cultural elements, right here in East Texas.
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Rock The Center For Earth And Space Science At TJC This Saturday
Hear classic rock artists like The Doors, The Beatles, and Aerosmith via the 16,000-watt digital surround system in the 40-foot tall domed theater.
Nature’s Therapy For The Modern Mind
If you're finding the buzz of the modern world particularly stressful today, try returning to the natural world just a little while.
Why Do We Avoid Taking Care Of Ourselves?
When we take care of ourselves, we are better able to care for others in our lives.
‘Out Of The Loop’ Offers An Evening Of True East Texas Stories
Spend an evening in downtown Tyler listening to true East Texas Stories presented by Tyler residents in their own words. The event is hosted by The Tyler Loop.
Downtown Spelling Bee For Adults At Local Brewery In Tyler
A spelling bee for adults? Bring your 18 and up friends, enjoy a beverage (or two,) and attempt to spell. All proceeds go to benefit the Tyler Public Library.
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Celebrate Spring At The ‘April In Edom’ Art & Wine Festival
A family-friendly event offering arts and crafts, wine, food trucks, live music, and more--this is an art, community, and culture lovers dream.
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The made from scratch dishes offered new flavors, yet tasted familiar and homey to me. Quite yummy. I've got to get back to try the cherry strudel ASAP.