Originally from northeastern Oklahoma’s “Green Country,” I am a proud “Okie from Muskogee” with many interests and passions – just don’t call me basic. I even spent my entire time in high school as the school mascot. I have the photos to prove it.
In addition to radio or what is my other life, I get paid to write along with a few other things. I’m a globe trotting traveler, shopper extraordinaire and, as an alumna of the University of Oklahoma, a born and bred Sooner fan.
I’ve lived in the greater Oklahoma City metro area since the mid 90’s. I absolutely love to try out new or new-to-me restaurants and shops. It’s also fun to explore places I haven’t been in Oklahoma as well as other states and countries. But you know, there is just something about getting in the car, cranking the radio up, putting the windows down (when it’s nice) and just driving.
A lover of life, I truly enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my two rambunctious dogs and crazy cat. You should see them in their shirts during the winter. Yes, I am sort of that pet mom, but they don’t have costumes or tons of collars.
My taste in music runs the gamut from pop to hip-hop to rock and alternative, and I am so horribly off tune that I won’t even sing in the shower. I was once told in elementary school to just mouth the words with the others who were on stage with me. Seriously. Of course, one of my classmates already had a record deal by that time, so you can see what talent was around me. He’s a famous gospel singer and has since won two Grammy awards.
I appreciate a good, cold Diet Coke, love Mexican food, cake, s’mores and peanut butter, but just not together. I prefer snuggling up with my loves on the couch while watching TV, over just about anything else in the world. You can often find me working, shopping or watching an OU Sooners or Oklahoma City Thunder game. I’m also an avid volunteer and I try to champion several causes in the community. I’ve been told I have an unhealthy obsession with bad TV shows, Christmas movies, social media, sports cars and Paris, France, one of my all-time favorite places to visit. When I’m missing France I usually head to New Orleans, one my other favorite places to visit.
Years ago, I thought I would go into news after I earned my journalism degree, but I was bitten by the radio bug and what can I say other than I was hooked – immediately. I fell hard. How many people can say that they get paid for something they truly enjoy doing? I am ever so thankful for this opportunity.
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