I was born and raised in Houston, TX, and moved to Austin after graduating from high school. I received a BA in physical education from Southwestern University in Georgetown, and began my radio career at age 19 as an on-air personality at a small contemporary Christian music station.
I’ve worked in several other formats as well over the years, including oldies, sports, and talk before arriving at Majic 95.5 in the early 1990’s. From 1996 to 2001, I hosted the Majic Love Songs show from 7 to midnight, before moving into my current position as the afternoon host and Assistant Program Director.
Having been blind since birth, I’ve always felt it’s important to be an inspiration to the blind community, and to show that being blind is an inconvenience, not a handicap. I’ve given dozens of speeches to various companies, civic organizations, churches, and schools, and have volunteered with Special Olympics, Easter Seals, the American Council of the Blind, and other nonprofit groups.
God has truly blessed me with two wonderful children: Jessica, who is an education major at a Christian college, and James, who is in highschool. I’ve participated in numerous sports adapted for the blind, including baseball, golf, and canoeing.
As a gag, I once drove a car around a mall parking lot late at night, with the assistance of a sighted friend.