Why are you working in radio? “God open the door as a junior in high school to begin the Sound of Light – at 30 minute program on a secular radio station to introduce people to this new Jesu Music called contemporary Christian music… The Z grew out of that 30 minute program”
Favorite Z artist? “Social Club, For King & Country, NF Young & Free, Toby Mac… of course I don’t have a favorite… It’s like choosing a favorite child”
Fun fact: “In high school I used to break into warehouses and DJ pop up dances… spinning vinyl … No more breaking in entering now… a more law-abiding G-dad these days!”
Motto/or something you’re known for: “I want to leave the fingerprints of Jesus wherever I go”
Favorite bible verse: Philippians 1-6 Being confident of this, that HE who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
Why are you working in radio? “I’m working in radio because I love music. I originally wanted to work in the music business, but God put me in a place where I could try my hand at radio. I found out I had a knack and a love for it pretty quickly. I love being able to encourage people through words and songs.”
Favorite Z artist? “I love KB, I think he’s immensely talented. Also a big fan of Ty Brasel, WHATUPRG, and nobigdyl.”
Fun fact: “I’m married to a Canadian man and we met on Tumblr back in 2013.”
Something you’re known for: “I’m known for all kinds of quirky phrases. I say “Solid!” “Fire!” “Okay, sick,” among others.”
Favorite Bible verse: Recently I have been loving Galatians 6:9. Let us not become weary of doing good, for we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Why are you working in radio? “Radio has a way of connecting with its audience in a personal, intimate way. The listener invites the artists, the music, the on-air personalities into their homes, their cars, and their lives. At The Z, that connection can lead the listener to a connection, a relationship, with a loving Savior, and that’s what matters more than anything. “
Favorite Z artist? “When I want it LOUD, it is SKILLET. For quieter moments, Lauren Daigle.”
Fun fact: “I can be seen in an Oscar-nominated movie, and I was once a ghost in the Haunted Mansion at Disney World” (not an employee — long story).
Something you’re known for: “I love coffee. It’s a passion, not an addiction. Now, where’s the coffee?!?”
Favorite bible verse: Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Favorite Z artist? “TobyMac. When I’m out running, chances are…..I’m listening to his music. It gets me going and keeps me going!”
Fun fact: “I faked my way through an entire year of band by pretending to play the trumpet. I learned all the right finger movements. I just never actually blew into the trumpet…..it hurt my lips! LOL!”
Something you’re known for: “I’m known for spoiling the people (and pets!) that I love.”
Favorite bible verse: Matthew 7:7 (Contemporary English Version)
“Ask, and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
Why are you working in radio? I love being able to connect with people wherever they are and whatever they’re doing. I love music and love sharing it with people. I love Jesus and love sharing Him with people… so it all kinda fits together!
Favorite Z artist? Too hard to pick one! But I love Crowder, Lecrae, Switchfoot, Needtobreathe and Andy Mineo.
Fun fact. I’ve driven across the country 6 times. There’s nothing I love more than a good road trip!
Motto: Never give up!
Something you’re known for: I am rarely seen without a cup of coffee in my hand.
Favorite bible verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (especially those last 9 words) “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Why are you working in radio? “I felt called to work in ministry radio at the end of High School. During 9th grade I went through a season of doubt and depression, and one of the things that helped me through it was the ministry of Christian Radio. The Djs would say just the right thing or play the song I needed to hear at that very moment to encourage me and point me to God’s love. I felt God was calling me to serve in the ministry that spoke life into me so I could help encourage people as well.
Favorite Z artist? Social Club Misfits
Fun fact: Trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Moto: “Do the best you can do, at whatever you do, and whatever you do to the glory of God.”
Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 6:25-26 25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more than they?
Why are you working in radio? “Because I am skilled in little else!”
Favorite Z artist? Skillet
Fun fact. “I do not drink coffee from dark colored mugs and I used to open doors with a hook to avoid touching them”
Something you’re known for: “I have X-ray vision that spots germs from a far”
Favorite bible verse: Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.