Owner/Operator @ Manitoulin Radio/Manitoulin Country Fest
In the words of Barbara Mandrell “I was country when country wasn’t cool”. I grew up living and breathing the country lifestyle and continue to be passionate about our industry and our artists.
I am the President and co-owner of two radio stations, CHAW, Country 103, Great Lakes Country and CFRM, Hits 100. I wear several hats at the station including day to day management of the radio operations as well as co-host of the Morning Buzz on Country 103. We are huge supporters of Canadian country music and spinning a minimum of 65% CanCon 24/7! Recently we launched our Canadian Country Evenings spinning 100% Canadian content Monday to Friday 6pm until 9pm.
In 2007, we developed and launched Manitoulin Country Fest, our 3-day country music festival. This festival is predominantly Canadian. Since 2007 we have welcomed 146 artists to our stage, 10 Americans and 136 CANADIANS! We welcome thousands of people to our community on the largest freshwater island in the world.
I am also a proud member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Country Music Association as well as sit on the Board for Manitoulin Northshore Victim Services, an organization that assists victims of crime and tragic circumstances.