Early in life, I fell in love with film, particularly the film score. As I aged, that appreciation expanded to encompass all eras of classical music. My career in radio began in high school when I worked as an afternoon host for a tiny AM station in my hometown, Gastonia, North Carolina. I enjoyed it enough to major in broadcast management at Campbell University, graduating in 1999. I’ve had the pleasure to work with terrific colleagues at WVTF in Roanoke, Virginia, and WDAV in Charlotte, North Carolina, and now it’s my privilege to join the team at All Classical Portland. Though I hail from the east coast, Portland had been on my radar for several years as I visited friends here from time to time. I loved the rich, diverse arts culture—and the donuts! Blue Star’s glazed buttermilk changed my life—so when a position came open at All Classical Portland, I jumped. When I’m not at the station, I pursue a love of art, history, travel, and wine. I also advocate for the Oxford comma.