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 a 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 music, of course, I also love writing, history, documentaries, films, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t love, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also enjoy culinary endeavors in the kitchen 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 to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you on 101.5 KNUE.
Decorating ‘Monster Cookies’ Workshop At Pottery Cafe October 26
Learn to channel your inner cookie monster and do something fun, a bit out of the ordinary, and "Halloween-ish" with your family and friends.
True Vine Hosts ‘Adventum Mindfulness Triathlon’ October 26
After her own struggle with anxiety & depression, Tyler native Colleen Long was inspired to share the tools that were so helpful to her. The triathlon was born.
‘Pooches On The Patio’ At The Grove In Tyler November 7
The Grove is already such a lovely place to be with great food. Add the presence of our beloved dogs and it gets added to the list of my "happy places."
Why Getting Enough Vitamin D Is So Important For Your Health
There may also be a connection between getting enough vitamin D and the health of our tissues, nerves, skin, pancreas, and immunity to disease and sickness.
Christmas Favorite ‘The Nutcracker’ Set For December 6 – 8
Also, on November 16, enjoy "Clara's Christmas Morning: Crafts and Brunch at The Potpourri House in Tyler--delicious food, story-time, crafts, and more.
True Vine’s ‘Trunk Or Treat’ Offers A ‘Jump Start’ On Halloween
Want to get a 'jump-start' on all of that Halloween candy-confiscating? The evening will also include a costume contest and a "spooky" dance party.
Embracing Your Inner “Weirdness”
What makes you "weird" may be the very things that set you apart and finally indicates the way for you to learn to find your own voice--which we need.
An Autumn Self-Care Checklist For You
Don't let yourself get so busy that you forget to take care of the person most likely tasked with managing the seasonal busy-ness--YOU.
October Evenings Make For Lovely Walks
I adore walking in the cooler temperatures and seeing the stunning sunsets. There's something kinda magical about walking as the sun begins to set.
Halloween Is Coming: So, What Scares You The Most?
Can we all agree that scary clowns are horrifying? Yes? OK, great let's proceed. By the way, the proper term for fear of clowns? Coulrophobia.
How Did Popcorn Become One Of Our Fave Snacks?
I'm listening to the popping in my microwave and I start to wonder. How did popcorn, of all things, became such a go-to snack for us. Where'd that get started?
Create A Self-Care Routine Now To Avoid Holiday Burnout
Here's a few ideas to help you solidify some daily routines and activities that will strengthen you before the happy chaos commences.