Growing up, my teachers always told me that as much as I talked in class, I should find a job that revolved around speaking. I always listen to wise people and I followed that advice by working for many years as an on-air personality and program director for several area radio stations before coming to Avera McKennan in 2005. With a B.A. in mass communications from Augustana College, I combined my experience in communications and marketing with my passion for educating people on the many exciting facets of healthcare.
Every day I am blessed and honored to be able to share stories of the healthcare world through a variety of advertising channels and materials. In an effort to further my skill, I am currently an MBA student at the University of Sioux Falls.
I am a native South Dakotan with a fantastic family that consists of my wife, two teenagers and the family dog. I love to sing. In fact, I am a member of a band called SHAYDZ and you may have heard us play at different venues around the region. I love to cook, watch the “Walking Dead,” and still find time to work on the radio. Blogging is new to me so I invite you along on this adventure and I hope you enjoy my story.