I am 30 years old and I am from Perryville. My wife Stacey and I met in elementary school, started dating our junior year of high school, and have been together ever since. We married on July, 24 2010. We now have two daughters. Becca is our oldest, she will be 4 in December. Sadie just came into our lives on New Year’s Eve 2015. We also have a 5 year old beagle named Bella who is more or less our third child.
I graduated Perryville High School in 2004 and went on to attend Jefferson College. After JeffCo I was accepted into St. Louis Broadcast Center and graduated in 2008. My first radio job was in Pella, Iowa as a Sports Director. I spent about a year there. On Christmas of that year I proposed to Stacey, which set the ball rolling on needing to get back home to start my life with her. In July of 2009 I accepted a sales job in Cape Girardeau to get back home. I was terrible at that and took another job in St. Louis selling pool supplies. I was almost as terrible at that. After nine months out of radio I finally got back in. I accepted the Sports Director position at KTJJ/KREI in Farmington and remained there until July of 2016. While at KTJJ I grew as a broadcaster, winning Missouri Broadcaster’s Association Awards for Play-By-Play (1st Place 2013) and Sports Programming (1st Place 2015). I covered over 40 high schools and was the voice of the Mineral Area College Cardinals; a school that is still near and dear to my heart. I was also a DJ in a country format. It was a perfect fit for me as music and sports are my two biggest passions. With the arrival of our 2nd baby girl at the beginning of 2016, we decided that sports was keeping me away from the family far too much. I stepped down as Sports Director and decided to focus on music. I became Music Director at KTJJ and remained in that position until I left the company seven months later.
More About Me:
I love the outdoors and I love to travel (although my busy schedule hasn’t allowed me to do as much as I’d like.) Some of my favorite places I have been include Oahu, Punta Cana, Glacier National Park in Montana, Waterton Glacier in Canada, The Badlands and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota, The Canadian Boundary Waters in Northern Minnesota, Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Orlando (Universal Studios), Dallas, Nashville, Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains, The Current River, and Branson. There are still so many places I want to see, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Alaska, and The Giant Redwoods. My favorite place to go is Glacier National Park. I fell in love the first time I went in 2003 with my Boy Scout troop and I have been back two more times with my wife. I can’t wait to go back when my kids are older. Hopefully they’ll love it like I do. I enjoy hiking and sightseeing the most when I visit these places! It is an almost religious experience to get up close and personal with some of God’s most beautiful creations.
As for sports, the St. Louis Cardinals are my team. Seeing them win it all in 2006 and 2011 are by far my best sports memories. I am a huge football fan as well. Most Sundays I am unreachable, locked away watching the NFL. I play fantasy football as well but that is the only fantasy sport I play. I couldn’t get into the rest. I enjoy football and basketball play-by-play and haven’t closed the door on getting back into that at some point.
Anyway, that’s a little about me! Along with all this you’ll find I like to have a good time on the air. Tune in between 6 and midnight to learn more!