I have my mother to thank for getting me interested in music, arranging childhood piano lessons, and being the first to suggest a career in radio. I have both my parents to thank for putting me through college (with a music degree in composition) and for patiently putting up with my rock drummer phase. While I failed to become a rock star, I do still perform occasionally, as a drummer or a timpanist, and I still compose, though not as much as I would like to. After more than thirty years in radio, I still like it! I also enjoy public speaking opportunities, including preconcert conversations for the Oregon Symphony. I’ve been part of the All Classical team since 2000, after working at other radio stations in Oregon, Washington, and New York. I’ve saved the best for last.