I live in Oklahoma City, OK in a wonderful, old historic home with my wife of over 26 years, Sandra, and four cats. I was born and raised in Atlanta and still have many connections to it, but I have been in OKC since 1986 and have fully adopted it as my home. This city and I have been through a lot together in the past 30 years.
I am an Emmy Award-winning media professional with 35 years of experience and expertise in video production, project management, event planning, communication, marketing, and development. For the past three years, I have been working at Oklahoma City Community College as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Community Development. Yes, it is odd that I am the Alumni Relations guy for a school I did not attend, but that fact does not dissuade me from being very passionate about the mission of OCCC. I will probably blog about my “OCCC Story” at some point. The time I have been at OCCC has been great, the people are top notch, and my new “second career” in higher-ed has been very rewarding to date.
I am involved in MANY organizations and activities which take up virtually all of my free time. Some people have said I have a “servant heart,” but I believe a more apt description is that I am just a “serial volunteer.” I am the current president of the Board of Directors for the Plaza District, the coolest little neighborhood success story you’ll find anywhere, the immediate past-president and longtime member of the Bricktown Rotary Club, a dedicated volunteer for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and deadCENTER Film Festival, am involved with numerous ministries within my church, and more.
I still do video production and have my own company, Harmony Media, LLC (no website or SM yet) which specializes in video production, media consulting, and pro audio. I also am a working musician, playing frequently at various venues around Oklahoma City either as a solo-acoustic singer/guitarist or with my longtime, award-winning pop-rock band, the Hi-Def Howlers.
I am a graduate of my beloved University of Florida, earning my undergraduate degree in Broadcasting in 1982, and I am thrilled to be back in the fold of the Gator Nation as a graduate student presently pursuing a Master of Arts in Mass Communications with a focus on Social Media. My wife and I are also NBA poster children, having evolved from completely apathetic toward pro basketball to super-fan season ticket holders for the Oklahoma City Thunder. We have Billy Donovan as our coach now, a situation about which I am very conflicted.