College kicked off with me earning a double minor in Theater Performance at Auburn University, but then breaking my AU Tiger mother’s heart when I was accepted to the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism.
At UGA, I earned a degree in Public Relations/Journalism. During my time in Athens, Georgia, I worked three jobs to pay for my education and likely annoyed you with a telemarketing call or served up a meal if you hit several of our local restaurants.
My best college job was as a DJ at WDDK in little ol’ Greensboro, Georgia. General Manager Chip Lyness not only gave me a job but also provided a ticket to my future. His love of the broadcast industry was contagious, and I never looked back.
Luck brought me cowboy boots and Wrangler jeans when I got a job as a VJ at a local television music video station in Athens, Georgia, which then led me to my first professional post-college job with a country radio conglomerate in Tucson, Arizona. Since I didn’t know squat about country music, I drew a lot on that acting background.
These work experiences introduced me to the magic of broadcast advertising.
When I’m Not Working
If I’m not hanging out with my family or voicing, I’m exploring the outdoors in my red kayak, via my own two feet, or behind the wheel of my Jeep Wrangler. My husband and I travel as often as we can get out, either on bucket-list adventures or towing our camper to a state park with friends.
When being outside is impossible, I’m reading, playing board games with my family or making Personality Hangups for people’s rearview mirrors by dissecting old jewelry and making it into something entirely new. I also am always on the hunt for vintage mics to add to my collection.