Weekend show Host
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in Oklahoma - that's right, y'all - my parents are home missionaries to Oklahoma with a ministry to school-aged kids. It was a great way to grow up!
Do you have any hobbies?
I love to travel, cook, listen to live music, play the piano, write, watch old movies and romantic comedies, and I've become somewhat addicted to looking at decorating projects that interest me but I'll never have time to actually make.
How did you come to know the Lord?
I accepted Jesus as my personal Savior when I was 3. I was with my Mom on the way home from a football game (my Dad was working in the press box at the game) and I was asking her questions about a Bible story. Suddenly, I understood that Jesus had died for me and I needed to accept Him as my personal Savior. I got out of my seat and knelt down on the floorboard of the car and prayed to accept Christ into my life. I've continued to grow in my faith over the last 30 years and I'm so thankful for how Christ changes my life every day as I seek to follow Him more and more. Best decision I've ever made!
What are some of your favorite things?
Macaroni and cheese, down comforters (I'll turn the air up in my house sometimes just so I can have a down comforter on my bed at night), fresh flowers, candles, dark chocolate (the darker the better), talking on the phone for hours with my sister, going to the beach, chai lattes from Starbucks, laughter and great conversation with friends, making lists, challenging math problems (I know - I love math, just didn't want to do it as a career), trying new recipes, thunderstorms, lip gloss, finding time (even if it's only 5 minutes) to be still and quiet.
Can you tell us something about your radio background?
I have a fun radio story....when I first got into radio, I was in college and working early mornings at the station, double majoring, and spending time with my friends. A lot of nights, I would only sleep for 3 or 4 hours and get up and go to the radio station. So, I taught myself how to sleep during songs and wake up when the song was fading. Back then we didn't have computers to play the music, you had to manually put in every song and change the song when it was over. So, I would "nap" for 3 minutes and "wake up" during the last 30 seconds to change the song or to talk on the radio. (If you're thinking about going into radio, I would not recommend this - but, it was survival at the time for me.) I don't think you get good sleep only sleeping for 2-3 minutes at a time but I was a tired college student. For years, I couldn't sleep if there was music playing because I would wake up every time a song would fade.