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.
Your Brain Needs A Health Boost, Too–Especially In 2020
Your brain governs every moment of your life--from eating healthier and exercising, to career decisions, conversation--even breathing. Take care of it.
My Popcorn-Loving Cat (And Other Foods He Can’t Have)
Before you feed your cat tuna, dairy, or "people food," make sure it's a safe option for your feline friend. We've got your safe/unsafe lists here.
How To *NOT* Lose Weight: A Quick Guide In [PHOTOS]
Ready to embrace a "winter body?" Wanna give up on improving health and keeping risk factors lower? Here's the scoop on how to *not* lose weight. (Yes, I jest.)
One Of My Favorite Recipes For Fall: Spiced Pecans
I make these every year and have them on hand for a snack or as an appetizer. They're super easy to make and adapt to your own particular taste.
A Guide For Cleaning Your Car’s Interior–You’ll Save Money, Too
Keeping your car clean is also good for its resale value, in case you may be considering that. If you're saving money, doing it yourself can help.
My Favorite Way To Deal With Emotionally Difficult People
It's easy to dread interacting with some of these people. Often, we can't avoid them--especially if they are a boss or a family member. I find this helps.
Kids Should Get Eye Exams–Even If You Don’t Think They Need Glasses
The sooner you get these diagnosed, the better. Waiting until they are older often means waiting for the problem to have become more complex or even permanent.
“Healthy” Foods That May Not Exactly Be…Healthy [PHOTOS]
Take a look at the "healthy" foods, or at least the substances in them, that are worth your discernment when it comes to planning your *actually* healthy diet.
Why I Strongly Recommend Using A Calorie-Tracking App
It's not about a rule-based, panic-inducing practice, but it's a good way to gauge the reality of what you're taking in and working off every day.
Giving Cash As A Gift–Impersonal Or Preferable?
When it comes to gift-giving, there's dissension among the ranks as to whether or not this is an acceptable option.
Here's the deal.
Here's the deal.
Looking For A Life Purpose? This Can Help
This pandemic has caused many East Texans to re-think what they're doing in their lives. Long to find a life "purpose?" Give this a try in the next few days.
What Exactly Is A “Karen?” (If Your Name Is Karen, Apologies)
[VIDEO] I've met many lovely Karens. When this trend took hold I was taken aback. You may have seen women branded a "Karen" on social media "behaving badly."