I am an announcer who likes to take pictures. As you can tell, these are not professional photographs; they are just fun.
This is my 38th year as a Public Address announcer. I have announced football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, swimming, track & field, community events, pageants, and even demolition derby. I announce and share pictures for one simple reason, these student athletes work incredibly hard, and I want everyone to know who they are and how hard they’re working, because everyone needs to remember no matter where you go, no matter who you are, you matter!
How It All Began
I started announcing when I was in 7th grade. Ronald Reagan had been president for 7 months, 3 months before Britney Spears was born, and MTV had been playing music videos for about a month. Some friends and I thought we were “breaking in” to the press box atop HighClimber Stadium at Shelton High School. The more likely truth is that the people who ran Little League football knew that if they left it open, we’d go announce the games and run the scoreboard (with rotary dial controls) for free. We did, and I haven’t stopped.
I was active in high school and college. I qualified for the state swim meet in my Sophomore (200 Free), Junior (200, 500, 400 Free Relay), and Senior (100, 200, 400 Free Relay) years, and made the finals each time. I sang in the Swing Choir for four years. I was also involved in a bunch of school clubs, class government, and was ASB President my senior year.
I majored in Broadcasting at Washington State University. I was active in my fraternity, serving as International Undergraduate Counselor, Rush Chairman, and President. I also sang in a show choir called Crimson Company. We traveled across the state performing at various alumni events and for high schools as ambassadors for WSU.
Now, I am the husband to the world’s most patient woman. We have 3 kids, one graduated from Inglemoor, one is at Bothell, and one is at Kenmore Middle School. We live in a house with our dog Eve, our cat Toby, and two rabbits named Copper and Rue.