My parents were avid readers and got my sister and I hooked on it at a very young age. My mom is a talented writer, and had she had the opportunity of the internet when she was writing back in the 1980’s, I know she’d have gone far. We were proud of her short stories and poems that she had published in various magazines and books, including, “Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul.”
I found a love for Harlequin Romances in middle school and would sneak them into class and read when my assignments were finished. I thought the teachers didn’t know until I read my yearbook and my English teacher had written, “May your life be as exciting as a Harlequin Romance.” Oops.
As the years went on, I found myself reading anything and everything. I can easily go from Ken Follett to Jodi Picoult to Janet Evanovich to Nelson DeMille and not think anything of it. And give me any book on climbing Mt. Everest and you won’t be able to find me until it’s finished.
I started working for Broken Bow Records in 2001 where I’ve been the VP of Promotion since 2007. In 2017 our company was bought by BMG, making it an international label. My job is to get songs on the radio so they go to #1. I work with amazing artists like the reigning ACM Artist of the Decade Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Chase Rice, Craig Morgan and Tyler Farr, Lainey Wilson and Everette. Many weekends are spent touring the country, watching the artists bring the music to life.
I currently split by time between West “By God” Virginia, about 70 miles northwest of Washington DC, on the beautiful Potomac River where I spend weekends off tour boating and water skiing; and Key Largo FL, on a beautiful oceanside marina where I spend weekends off tour boating and snorkeling/diving.
I’m married to a photographer and business owner, Randy. For nearly thirty years we were the “double income no kids” couple until a teenager from Haiti named Cleeford came to live with us. We’d met him during our mission work in Haiti and sponsored him to attend school there. Bringing him to live with us was a decision we didn’t take lightly and have never regretted. The opportunity to give a young person an opportunity they wouldn’t have otherwise had is a blessing, more to us even than him.
If you have any questions or want to reach out, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.