More affectionately known as “AV the PD”… the nickname was given to me by my late mid-day host Rick Beckett (RIP RB).
I was born and raised a Michigander (and yes, if you ask me where I’m from, I will point at my hand to show you). I got my start in radio over 13 years ago in Grand Rapids, MI at the heritage News/Talk station WOOD-AM. I blame give credit to my dad, Rick, and my mentor Phil Tower for encouraging me in the biz. I started answering phones and pushing buttons (the studio control room’s… and sometimes peoples), working my way up to position of Program Director in 2007.
I fell in love with North Carolina 2½ years ago when I moved to the Triad to help with the launch of Rush Radio 94.5. As cliché as it is, my favorite thing about NC has to be the weather (especially considering the winter’s where I’m from)… always perfect for running, hiking, or biking.
When I’m not making stellar radio, I volunteer my time as the Creative Director of my church, am a part of the church mission’s team, and I play piano.
The fam is still up in “The Mitten”… but they love to come visit and I think I’ve almost convinced my folks that this would be a great place for them to retire (hint, hint if you’re reading this). ;)