From as far back as I can remember I’ve been interested in electronics. Once I was old enough to be armed with a screwdriver, no remote control or small electronic was safe from my destruction – the only rule being that it had to work again after I put it back together!
With the acquisition of a shortwave radio when I was 10, I would stay up well past my bedtime listening to anything I could find – from Radio Havana to Voice of America. I loved tuning into WWV and, if I was lucky, WWVH from Hawaii would come in as well while I ran around the house setting the clocks.
In 6th grade I got my big break being an audio board operator during my school’s annual talent show and later that year a theatrical performance of The Wizard of Oz. Needless to say, I became hooked on engineering!
Most recently I’ve received a FCC amateur radio license (Extra Class, KU7PDX), was a weekend board operator at AM-1360 KUIK in Hillsboro, and volunteered many hours doing technical directing and production at Tualatin Valley Community Television in Beaverton.
Now at the Portland Radio Project, I’m not only able to contribute with my existing skills and experience with engineering projects, but I’m able to contribute to a community broadcast station that is dedicated to helping keep radio local – and I get to keep learning all kinds of new things!