Brand-building radio personality and DJ

About Me

MCing at Ballard’s, Block Island, RI (Summer 2019)

Saying dumb, crazy things each afternoon on KC101, Connecticut’s #1 Hit Music Station, may be what I’m best known for, but doing that doesn’t even take up a quarter of my day.

Growing up, I knew that I wanted to do something in the media, while my early interests seemed to focus on my love of snow and other extreme weather. I even had the honor reading “The Kids News” weekly on WGGB-TV (ABC) in Springfield, Massachusetts, at the age of 6, but I never knew that I’d end up doing what I have.

Flash forward to high school, where I was president of the class, sports captain and on the radio on the top 40 station I’d grew up listening to: Kiss 95.7 in Hartford. At the age of 16, I was already on the air doing overnights… saying dumb things on the radio (although to not nearly the extent that I do now, because I was a lot more scared then).

While my undergraduate career took me to Westfield State University, my radio career took me an hour and 15 minutes in the other direction as the night show host, assistant program director, and music director at i98.3 in Willimantic, Connecticut. I concurrently worked at 94.7 WMAS in Springfield, my hometown radio station, on the weekends, while graduating from Westfield State in 2010.

After college, I ramped up my wedding DJ business significantly when the opportunity came up for me to program a radio station in Virginia. I moved to the city of Winchester at the age of 23 to program iHeartMedia’s WKSI (Kiss 98.3), and do afternoons. It was less than a year for me there before iHeartMedia brought me back to Southern New England as the assistant program director, music director, and afternoon host on legendary top 40 station KC101 in New Haven. I was promoted to the program director of all 4 New Haven stations in 2019.

Concurrently, I grew a career in teaching at Asnuntuck Community College, where I started teaching the one credit Radio Practicum course in the summer of 2014. My responsibilities expanded significantly over the coming years, and now encompass both audio production courses and that radio course. I even re-designed the Intro To Mass Communications course to a module format to improve student outcomes, and was named Adjunct Of The Year in the 2018-2019 school year.

I have no clue what’ll come next, but I’m here for the ride. In my spare time, I am a die-hard Boston sports (and especially Patriots) fan, and tell every girl I meet that our kid will someday be named Brady.


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