I grew up in Eagan, MN (a suburban community near the Twin Cities). Growing up I loved music, nature, space, and sports. In school I played basketball, tennis, soccer and football. Outside of the "schooling" I played and composed music, which has been a passion of mine for a very long time. I play the drums, piano, guitar, ukelele and just about anything you can think of. I self taught myself how to play and compose music by ear. I started my first band in 6th grade named "The Mammoths" and we are still together today! I am also in a few other bands as well playing various different instruments. I love going to Jazz Clubs and enjoying the atmosphere and the rich music. I also write poetry and short stories. I have always loved writing and felt it is a great way to express myself. At Eagan High School I started acting and also joined the prestigious and nationally recognized Eagan Speech Team. While on speech I competed at various national tournaments. I was the runner-up in the humorous interpretation category at the Harvard Invitational which took place on the Harvard campus. I was also the 2011 MN STATE CHAMPION in speech. Everyone has always told me I have the "gift of gab", which is one of the main reasons I decided to pursue radio as a career (and I just about failed every math class I ever took). I went to Brown College in Mendota Heights and graduated through their prestigious broadcasting program with a degree in Broadcasting. (Fun Fact: Me and KG 95.3 after hours host, Gabe Glidden, graduated together). Oh yeah, and one more thing... HAIL TO THE REDSKINS! (sorry Vikings/Packers fans).. :-)
Likes - Fishing, coffee & tea, playing/writing/listening to all kinds of music, going to see live music, writing and performing poetry, movies, the ladies, talking about the meaning of life and other philosophical conundrums, keeping up to date on scientific discoveries in space, Foghorn Leghorn, reading, grilling, camping, relaxing around a bonfire, basketball (Timberwolves & Gophers), football (Redskins & Gophers), soccer (I follow International soccer & LOVE the World Cup).
Dislikes - People who are constantly on their phones at gatherings, cold coffee, the dentist, shallow-judgement people, politics, math, slow computers, bills.
Favorite TV Shows - Entourage, The Simpsons, Family Guy, That 70's Show, Archer, Trailer Park Boys, Arrested Development, ESPN First Take, Seinfeld, The Cosby Show, anything Peanuts & The Looney Tunes!
Favorite Movies - Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit, Star Wars, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, Anchorman, Tommy Boy, Dumb & Dumber, Ace Ventura 1&2, Dazed & Confused, The Sandlot, Donnie Darko, The Godfather 1 & 2, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: Fantastic Mr. Fox, A Space Odyssey, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Superbad, Remember the Titans, Where the Buffalo Roam, Anything Pixar (Except Cars), Requiem for a Dream, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Moonrise Kingdom, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Space Jam (YES!), Pirates of the Caribbean, Blow, Coach Carter, Pulp Fiction, Jurassic Park, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, Grandma's Boy... and many many more! (I am a movie lover!)
Favorite Books- 1984 by George Orwell, Happy Birthday Wanda June by Kurt Vonnegut, Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis, Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Once and Future King by T.H. White, The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy) by J.R.R. Tolkien and more, Calvin & Hobbs, Peanuts Comics and more!
Websites - follow me @themorninglark on twitter
Favorite Music- RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, Pink Floyd, The Gorillaz, Led Zeppelin, Rage Against the Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Jimi Hendrix, King Crimson, Tool, Phish, Bob Marley, Primus, The Doors, The Moody Blues, Kings of Convenience, The Tallest Man on Earth, Grizzly Bear, System of a Down, Atmosphere, Eyedea, Aesop Rock, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Allman Brothers, The Beatles, Elton John, Blind Melon, Cat Stevens, Neil Young, Dire Straits, Eminem, Quasimoto/Madlib, Fleet Foxes, Metallica, The Neighbors, Old Crow Medicine Show, Outkast, Garth Brooks, George Michael, Immortal Technique, Incubus, John Frusciante, Jefferson Airplane, Brett Studer, Euphorealis, Dem Atlas, The Rolling Stones.