Born: July 9 in Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey. Can’t you tell by the way I talk? My family is from Bakersfield, California (home of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard). I was raised for the most part in Oldham County, Kentucky, but I graduated with pride from Metcalfe County.
Hobbies: Motorcycles…I have three in the garage right now. And trains…in particular, narrow Gauge steam. When I lived in Nashville, I used to run the train at Opryland as a hobby. I also used to go to Jackson, Missouri almost every weekend and help run a steam engine. I was a fireman and would shovel 2 1/2 to 3 tons of coal in a weekend…for a HOBBY! I would ride my motorcycle over on Friday, sleep in a caboose and run the train on Saturday and Sunday. What fun! If you want to see my pictures, just ask.
Work: In 1976 and 1977, I worked at what became the Beaver. I went to Nashville and returned here in 1982, and I have been here ever since. It seems strange to me to say I have worked here over half my life!
Best part of my job: Getting to meet so many wonderful people. I have been truly blessed. If I have not met you, come out and see me sometime.
Pets: Two dogs, Samantha (Beaver Dog) and Tipper. Tipper is the freak of the family. I got him when my son, Adam, was in high school. He came home one day and said, “Look what I have.” He had a little bitty puppy in his arms. Being the stern and wise father, I told him we didn’t need a dog and to take it back where he got it. He threw the puppy across the room, so I had to catch it. We still have Tipper!
Thanks for reading about me. Have a great day and keep your button on the Beaver!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org