I grew up on a farm outside of Ashland, a one-stoplight town in eastern Nebraska. I played almost every sport growing up and still love to throw a baseball around or watch a game. I was a cheerleader at the University of Nebraska-Kearney (Go Lopers!) during my freshman and sophomore year until studying abroad in the Czech Republic. During my time overseas I was very fortunate to travel to many different countries and share some of the most incredible moments of my life with a great group of friends.
I moved to the Bluegrass the following school year and transferred to Western Kentucky University (Go Hilltoppers!) because of their Broadcasting program. Never before had I seen a tobacco field or Waffle House, or been around so many people using “britches” in everyday conversation. I fell in love instantly with this state’s culture and scenery, and am so excited continue to discover and learn more about the area.
During my time at WKU, I was primarily involved in the student-ran newscasts as a sports reporter and doing odd jobs when I was off-camera. During the summer of 2012 I was an intern at KMBC Channel 9 in Kansas City in the sports department and shadowed news and sports reporters, which converted me to a Chiefs/Royals fan. I had the opportunity to work with the Scott Van Pelt and Doug Gottlieb shows during All-Star week for ESPN Radio and wound up going to the actual game. As a huge baseball fan, that was one of the best experiences of my life.
I love being outdoors, staying active, and exploring new things. This is my first broadcasting job, and I am thrilled to be here in Hazard at WYMT to begin my career with a great station. I love meeting new people, so feel free to shoot me an email and say hi!