I was born in Choteau in the ’68 and raised on the family farm. My family moved to Great Falls in 1984 and I graduated Great Falls High class of ’86. I grew up listening to KEIN and just knew I’d be the girl that I never heard on the radio. I used to practice introducing Shawn Cassidy on my 45 player in my room on the farm. He was just SO dreamy!
Before the ink dried on my high school diploma, I met with Kat Phillips at KUDI-AM, and made my appointment at the May School of Broadcasting in Billings the very next day. I graduated broadcasting school in ’87 (with JD Knight. We’re the only 2 from our class working in broadcasting, and here we are working at the same place, and even the same station, Big Stack) and moved on to working immediately at KOFI in Kalispell writing commercials. A year and a half, 2 cars and a firing later, Skip Walters gave me my first on-air job at KEIN! The rest, as they say, is the way the radio dial turns. I’ve worked in Billings, Kalispell, Great Falls, and for BiCoastal Media, in Oregon.
No matter where I roam, I always end up back in Great Falls. Now I’m back with the people who taught me what to do and how to do it, and made me what I am today.
My current experience with Cherry Creek Media, on 97-9 The River, is HANDS-DOWN, my best radio job. I work with people who push me to be the best I can be, and I follow Steve Keller on the River! I feel so lucky every day.
I am a widow (Dave the Morning Guy) with 2 daughters, a step-daughter, 2 step-sons and an ex. (There’s always an ex, isn’t there?) And I’m always looking for my next ex-husband.