At the moment, I’m living in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex on Social Security Disability. To make up for the fact that I can’t work full-time anymore, I’m writing music on commission. Please see my Commissions page if you’re interested in getting your own custom piece of music written for you!
Prior to this, I was a radio reporter and broadcaster for Metro Networks (later part of Clear Channel, then part of Total Traffic), working out of the Dallas/Fort Worth offices for the better part of a decade. I produced and broadcast traffic reports, primarily for Dallas radio station KRLD 1080-AM and for the satellite radio service Sirius XM. For a while, I also read the morning news for a radio station in Kansas City, thanks to the miracle of the internet. In addition to broadcasting, I also wrote news and sports stories for the Metro Networks news wire service.
Prior to that, I worked for Apogee/3D Realms, a game development and production company based out of Garland, Texas. My official title from 1996 to 2002 was that of Music and Sound Director, although I kind of hit the music part a couple of years earlier when I wrote most of the soundtrack for Rise of the Triad from my home while working Technical Support at the office during lunch hours. Other games I worked on included Duke Nukem 3D, Stargunner, Balls of Steel (a pinball game), and Shadow Warrior. When I wasn’t writing music or creating sound effects, I directed voice actors. I occasionally stepped into the booth myself and managed to sneak in a few lines of my own into some of the scripts when I did the voice for a character.
I also worked for the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax Examiner/Payment Tracer/Federal Tax Deposit (FTD) Accountant/Computer Programmer/you name it. This was over a span from the early 80s into the early 90s. The computer programming bit involved database programming and writing C code, complete with writing technical documentation for what I had created.
Other items about my past and present may be found in my Wikipedia entry, so please click on over there if you want more. Thank you!