My dad will tell you I’m where I am because of him. He told me to join the college radio station as he dropped me off at Longwood University in Farmville, VA positive I would do the exact opposite and join some other campus club. Instead I listened to him for the first time in 18 years and went straight to the first meeting WLCX had for new DJ’s. Once there I tried my hand at many things in addition to hosting a weekly show: Fundraising Director, Music Director, Assistant Business Manager and finally General Manager. I spent a summer interning at WAGE radio in Leesburg, VA. And started working at the local radio station in Farmville, VA: WFLO during the school year for a little extra “beer & gas” money. I learned more about NASCAR and Country music during this time than I thought was possible running the board on Sundays. But instead of getting a job at a station after I graduated college I packed my bags and moved clear across the country to LA and worked my way into the promotion side. I started at Capitol Records as an intern. Within a few months I was lucky enough to get a job in their college department (with an excellent view of Hollywood from the 8th floor of the world famous tower) and had the privilege of working with more amazing artists than I’m can possibly remember at this point (Beastie Boys, Pavement, Foo Fighters, Liz Phair, Plastilina Mosh, Luscious Jackson, Radiohead, Everclear…the list goes on forever!) In April of 99 a friend told me I had to meet Howard Rosen who was looking for someone to get his college department off the ground and running. Fortunately Howie puts up with me, and I’ve been here ever since!
I love that my job is never the same from one day to the next. I’ve met so many amazing people across the country along the way. Working with Howie has also allowed me to move back to the East Coast closer to my family.